OBJECTIVE: 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.
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 2014, Vol 181, p. 256-8
Journal Article; Adolescent; Adult; Case-Control Studies; Endometriosis; Female; Genotype; Humans; Male; Mannose-Binding Lectin; Middle Aged; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Young Adult