DR antigens in systemic sclerosis: lack of clinical correlations

Academic Article


  • The information available in the literature is controversial as to the association between HLA‐DR and systemic sclerosis (SS). We studied 44 Caucasians with SS and found DR1 (P = 0.025; RR = 2.4) and DR5 (P = 0.05; RR = 3.8) to be increased whereas DR3 was not found to be increased when compared to local controls. The possible influence of a DR specificity in the clinical manifestations of SS was also investigated but not found. Copyright © 1985, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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    Author List

  • Alarcon GS; Phillips RM; Wasner CK; Acton RT; Barger BO
  • Start Page

  • 156
  • End Page

  • 158
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 2