Mannose-binding lectin genotypes and susceptibility to epstein-barr virus infection in infancy

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In a cohort study of children <4 years of age in Greenland, mannose-binding lectin (MBL2) genotypes and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibody levels were determined. EBV seropositivity was significantly lower and time to seroconversion increased in MBL-insufficient compared with MBL-sufficient children, indicating that MBL may be involved in primary EBV infection in infancy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology (Online)
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1484-7
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2010

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