Mannose-binding lectin protein deficiency
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Mannose-binding protein deficiency
- MBL deficiency
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Currently, there are no specific therapies available for mannose-binding lectin protein deficiency. Fresh frozen plasma may be used in emergencies to replace complement components. Routine vaccinations may be recommended (e.g., meningococcal vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine). Because a certain gene has been found to cause this condition, gene therapy may be a viable treatment in the future.
Last updated: 4/9/2012
- Agrawal R. Complement deficiency. eMedicine. May 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/886128-overview. Accessed 1/9/2012.
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