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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Clinical Respiratory Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|