HLA antigens in rheumatoid-arthritis patients with and without a family history of polyarthritis
1985 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, ISSN 0300-9742, Vol. 14, no 4, 375-380 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The HLA antigens, A, B and DR, were studied in 141 patients with erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The frequency of the B27 antigen was significantly increased among patients with a family history of symmetrical polyarthritis compared with blood donor controls (p<0.001) and with patients without a family history of polyarthritis (p<0.005). The frequency of DR4 was significantly (p<0.001) increased among the RA patients, but there was no significant association between DR4 and a family history of polyarthritis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1985. Vol. 14, no 4, 375-380 p.
Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39206OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39206DiVA: diva2:388758