This is a red cell from a patient with PNH
These cells lack a surface protein that
protects them against the action of the complex "COMPLEMENT" system, which is one of the normal systems that protect us against infection and abnormal cell proliferation.
The proteins of this system are named by the initilial C followed by a number.
BREAKING NEWS updated June 2nd 2011: Eculizumab life saving in EHEC* (shiga toxin E. coli toxi-infection) probably all vegetables and fruits, and meat. See the article in NEJM
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* EHEC is Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli, or STEC-HUS : shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli- Hemolytic Uremic syndrome
All vegetables and all fruits MUST be strongly washed with water. Meat must be "well done", heavily cooked.