Kruse, Christina5; Steffensen, Rudi1; Nielsen, Hans J6; Jensenius, Jens C7
1 Klinik Diagnostik, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN2 Klinisk Immunologi, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN3 Aalborg University Hospital, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.6 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark.7 Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus DK-8000, Denmark.
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. 256-258
Adolescent; Adult; Case-Control Studies; Endometriosis; Female; Genotype; Humans; Male; Mannose-Binding Lectin; Middle Aged; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Young Adult