Association of furunculosis and familial deficiency of mannose-binding lectin.


BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in the mannose-binding lectin gene reduce serum mannose-binding lectin levels and are associated with enhanced risk of infection. In a family with recurrent staphylococcal disease presenting as furunculosis or carbuncles, an association with mannose-binding lectin deficiency was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Levels of… (More)


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