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Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a component of innate immunity and thus particularly important in neonates in whom adaptive immunity is not yet completely developed. Promoter polymorphisms and structural exon-1 mutations in the MBL2 gene cause reduced or deficient MBL plasma concentrations. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of MBL(More)
OBJECTIVE Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) experience functional impairment due to joint manifestations of the disease. The aim of our present study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its predictors in a group of children and adolescents with JIA. METHODS The study sample includes all JIA patients (ages 6-18 years)(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess possible relationships between disease activity, foot-related impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS Thirty-four children were studied. Disease activity was assessed with the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score in 71 joints (JADAS-71).(More)
We investigated whether deficiency of mannose-binding lectin (MBL), a component of innate immunity, is associated with neonatal pneumonia and sepsis during the first 72 h, i.e. early onset, and during the first month after birth. In 88 neonatal intensive care patients (71 premature), MBL2 genotype and MBL plasma levels at birth were determined prospectively(More)
Children with cancer often have fever during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, but only some develop serious infectious complications. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) deficiency might increase infection susceptibility in these children. MBL genotype and phenotype were prospectively determined in 110 paediatric oncology patients. During febrile neutropenia, MBL(More)
Deficiency of mannose-binding lectin (MBL) has been suggested to influence duration of febrile neutropenia and prognosis in paediatric oncology patients. However, there is no consensus on the definition of MBL deficiency. In a cohort of children with cancer, we investigated (i) how to determine MBL deficiency and (ii) whether MBL is a prognostic factor for(More)
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