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Definition

An autosomal recessive disease characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea, primary intestinal lymphangiectasia, edema due to hypoproteinemia, malabsorption, and less frequently, bowel inflammation, recurrent infections, and angiopathic thromboembolic disease. Patients' T lymphocytes show increased complement activation causing surface deposition of complement and the generation of soluble C5a.

Acronym

CHAPLE