Mannose binding lectin level and polymorphism in patients on long-term peritoneal dialysis.

@article{Lam2005MannoseBL,
  title={Mannose binding lectin level and polymorphism in patients on long-term peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={Man-fai Lam and Joseph C K Leung and Colin C S Tang and Wai Kei Lo and Kai Chung Tse and Terrance P Yip and Sing Leung Lui and Tak Mao Chan and Kar Neng Lai},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={2489-96}
}
BACKGROUND Infection is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with end-stage renal disease. The increased susceptibility to infection is probably secondary to the impaired immune defence in uraemia and other co-morbid factors such as diabetes mellitus. Peritonitis remains the most common and major complication in the treatment modality of peritoneal dialysis (PD) for uraemic patients. Mannose binding lectin (MBL) is a calcium dependent C-type lectin that acts as an important… CONTINUE READING

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