Stable bronchiectasis is associated with low serum L-ficolin concentrations

David Chalmers Kilpatrick, James Duncan Chalmers, Shirley Lynn MacDonald, Maeve Murray, Ali Mohammed, Simon Paul Hart, Misao Matsushita, Adam Hill

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Bronchiectasis is a common chronic respiratory condition with recurrent cough and sputum production and recurrent chest infections. It is characterised by pathological dilatation of the bronchi thought to result from infection and inflammation. It was hypothesised that impaired innate immunity might influence susceptibility to this disease process. The aim of the present study was to look for an association between bronchiectasis and insufficiency of either mannan-binding lectin (MBL) or L-ficolin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalThe Clinical Respiratory Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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