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Tuberculoid leprosy and HLA in Japanese.

Abstract

HLA phenotypes of 54 patients with tuberculoid leprosy were compared with those of 167 healthy controls. Frequencies of HLA-A, -B and -C antigens did not differ significantly between the leprosy patients and the controls. However, an increase in the frequencies of DR1, DR2, DRW8 and MT1 antigens and a decrease in the frequencies of DR4 and MT3 antigens were observed in the leprosy patients. Statistical evidence was presented that MT1 antigens were primarily associated with tuberculoid leprosy in Japanese patients rather than DR2.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Miyanaga K
Juji T
Maeda H
Nakajima S
KOBAYASHI S
Year of Publication
1981
Journal
Tissue antigens
Volume
18
Issue
5
Number of Pages
331-4
Date Published
1981 Nov
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0001-2815
DOI
10.1111/j.1399-0039.1981.tb01400.x
Alternate Journal
Tissue Antigens
Publication Language
eng