Professor Helen Lachmann

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Reader in medicine/honorary consultant nephrologist



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Phone number: 020 7433 2811

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Dr Helen Lachmann specialises in amyloidosis and the autoinflammatory diseases. She has published widely and her main scientific interests are focused on the phenotypic characterisation and treatment of acquired and hereditary forms of systemic amyloidosis and the genetics and management of the inherited systemic autoinflammatory conditions.


  • Lachmann HJ. A New Era in the Treatment of Amyloidosis? New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 369:866-868
  • Lachmann, H. J., Kone-Paut, I., Kuemmerle-Deschner, J. B., Leslie, K. S., Hachulla, E., Quartier, P., Gitton, X., Widmer, A., Patel, N., Hawkins, P. N. (2009). Use of canakinumab in the cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine 360(23), 2416-2425 
  • Lachmann, H. J., Lowe, P., Felix, S. D., Rordorf, C., Leslie, K., Madhoo, S., Wittkowski, H., Bek, S., Hartmann, N., Bosset, S., Hawkins, P. N., Jung, T. (2009). In vivo regulation of interleukin 1beta in patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes. Journal of Experimental Medicine 260(5), 1029-1036  
  • Lachmann, H. J., Goodman, H. J. B., Gilbertson, J. A., Gallimore, J. R., Sabin, C. A., Gillmore, J. D., Hawkins, P. N. (2007). Natural history and outcome in systemic AA amyloidosis. New England Journal of Medicine 356(23), 2361-2371
  • Lachmann, H. J., Booth, D. R., Booth, S. E., Bybee, A., Gilbertson, J. A., Gillmore, J. D., Pepys, M. B., Hawkins, P. N. (2002). Misdiagnosis of hereditary amyloidosis as AL (primary) amyloidosis. New England Journal of Medicine 346(23), 1786-1791