Relation between Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Vaginal Concentrations of Mannose-Binding Lectin, and a Mannose-Binding Lectin Gene Polymorphism in Latvian Women

Babula, Oksana; Lazdane, Gunta; Kroica, Juta; Ledger, William J.; Witkin, Steven S.
September 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p733
Academic Journal
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.


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