Relation between recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, vaginal concentrations of mannose-binding lectin, and a mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphism in latvian women

Oksana Babula, Gunta Lazdane, Juta Kroica, William J. Ledger, Steven S. Witkin

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Abstract

Vaginal concentrations of mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and possession of a polymorphism in codon 54 of the MBL gene were determined in 42 women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) and 43 control subjects. Reduced vaginal MBL levels and an increased occurrence of the polymorphism were present in women with RVVC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-737
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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