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    • Low levels of immunoglobulins and mannose-binding lectin are not associated with etiology, severity, or outcome in community-acquired pneumonia 

      Siljan, William Ward; Nymo, Ståle Haugset; Husebye, Einar; Ueland, Thor; Skattum, Lillemor; Bosnes, Vidar; Garred, Peter; Frøland, Stig Sophus; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Aukrust, Pål; Heggelund, Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-05)
      <p><i>Background - </i>Disease severity and outcome in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) depend on the host and on the challenge of the causal microorganism(s). We measured levels of immunoglobulins (Igs) and complement in 257 hospitalized adults with CAP and examined the association of low levels of Igs or complement to microbial etiology, disease severity, and short-term and long-term ...