CD55 deficiency, also called DAF deficiency or CHAPLE syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder of the immune system. CHAPLE stands for "CD55 deficiency with hyper-activation of complement, angiopathic thrombosis, and severe protein-losing enteropathy (PLE)." The disorder usually manifests in childhood and can be life-threatening.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
CHAPLE is characterized by severe protein-losing enteropathy leading to hypoproteinemia. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, and edema. People also have chronic malabsorption, which causes deficiencies in iron, ferritin, calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin D and vitamin B12. Some patients may have recurrent respiratory infections associated with hypogammaglobulinemia. Severe thrombotic vascular occlusions may also be found among these patients.
CHAPLE syndrome patients are generally diagnosed through a combination of clinical presentation, histology, and genetic testing. Although symptom presentation may vary, patients generally present with early-onset gastrointestinal symptoms, edema, malnutrition, hypoalbuminemia, and hypogammaglobulinemia. Histopathological assessment of intestinal biopsy samples or resections revealed extensive lymphangiectasia, and suggest a diagnosis of primary intestinal lymphangiectasia. Patients are also susceptible to large-vein thrombosis.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms
Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the management of CHAPLE syndrome are:
ipecac, nux vom., lycopodium, fel tauri, arsenic alb., etc