The Effect of Serum Mannose-Binding Lectin Levels on Dialysis-Related Peritonitis and Catheter-Related Bacteremia


Erken E., Torun D., Sezgin N. , Micozkadioglu H., Zumrutdal A., Ozelsancak R., ...More

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.24, no.2, pp.189-194, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5262/tndt.2015.1002.08
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-194

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) takes part in innate immunity through opsonisation and complement activation. Deficiency of MBL is associated with some infections and autoimmune disorders. This study focused on functional MBL deficiency and its effects on dialysis-related peritonitis and catheter-related bacteremia in patients with end stage renal disease.