Maternal Serum Mannose-Binding Lectin Levels and Serum Parameters in Severe Preeclampsia

@inproceedings{NurhanMaternalSM,
  title={Maternal Serum Mannose-Binding Lectin Levels and Serum Parameters in Severe Preeclampsia},
  author={Nurhan and H̊akan and Ferah}
}
Preeclampsia is observed in 5% of the deliveries and is characterized by hypertension and proteinuria. Although it is clinically evident after the 20th week of gestation, the underlying immunopathological process begins early in the 1st trimester (1,2). Excessive maternal inflammatory response to fetal allograft is implicated in the destruction of the feto-maternal interface. Because mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is an important immune modulator of the innate immune system, its level in the… CONTINUE READING

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