Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Oct;181:256-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.08.012. Epub 2014 Aug 17.
Kruse C1, Steffensen R2, Nielsen HJ3, Jensenius JC4.
Author information 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.orgDepartment of Clinical Immunology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.3Department of Surgical Gast
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To investigate a possible association between endometriosis and low levels of mannan-binding lectin (MBL).STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study of blood samples from 100 patients with endometriosis compared with results from a group of 350 blood donors.RESULT: The frequency of MBL levels <100ng/ml was 14.0% in patients and 14.9% in controls. Correspondingly, the frequencies of low producing MBL genotypes were 15.0% and 16.0%, respectively.CONCLUSION: No association was found between endometriosis and low levels of MBL.Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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