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Histocompatibility antigens in leprosy.

Abstract

Results of HL-A typing are presented in 82 patients with leprosy and 50 normal Filipinos from Cebu, and 144 normal Filipino immigrants from the Luzon area. Comparisons of HL-A antigen frequencies among the total patients and normals of Cebu showed no statistically significant differences; however, HL-A10 was increased in frequency among the patients with lepromatous disease compared to the normals, and HL-A5 was increased among the tuberculoid patients compared to the lepromatous patients. None of these comparisons was statistically significant when corrected for the number of antigens tested. Comparisons of HL-A antigen frequencies between normal Filipinos of the Cebu and Luzon regions showed increased W-5 in the Luzon population (corrected p smaller than 0.025).

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Smith G S
Walford R L
Shepard C C
Payne R
Prochazka G J
Year of Publication
1975
Journal
Vox sanguinis
Volume
28
Issue
1
Number of Pages
42-9
Date Published
1975
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0042-9007
DOI
10.1111/j.1423-0410.1975.tb02739.x
Alternate Journal
Vox Sang.
Publication Language
eng