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Mannose-binding lectin protein deficiency

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* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Mannose-binding protein deficiency
  • MBL deficiency
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  • My son was diagnosed with this last year. He has had multiple vaccinations. What are the actual numbers of how many Americans have this? Is there any work being done on finding a cure? Are there any ongoing studies? I know a little girl who has the same thing and she has had problems with her urinary tract but my son only had problems with his ears, nose and throat. Are these differences common? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Its very frustrating having so many questions and not many answers. Click here for answer

  • My child was just diagnosed with mannose binding lectin protein deficiency. There is alot of information out there, but most is confusing. Are there any statistics on how many people have this? Do they normally live an average life span if you can keep them healthy? Will my future grandchildren be at risk for inheriting it? Is there possibly any link between this disease and taking levaquin during pregnancy? Click here for answer

  • My wife has been diagnosed with MBL deficiency. Can you provide us with information on this condition? Click here for answer