Low mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is associated with paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases and ileal involvement in patients with Crohn disease.


BACKGROUND Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a pattern-recognition molecule of the innate immune system and may be involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our aim was to assess the prevalence of MBL deficiency in a cohort of patients with paediatric-onset IBD and study whether it is associated with the clinical manifestations, serum… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.crohns.2012.03.008


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