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Immunogenetics and rheumatic diseases: 25 years on from HLA-B27

Abstract:

· The strong HLA associations of many inflammatory arthropathies imply an underlying autoimmune pathology. · The function of HLA molecules in the recognition of viral and bacterial antigens is now well described and has important implications for the pathogenesis of diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. · HLA-B27 is strongly associated with ankylosing spondylitis and has played an important role in defining a group of related spondyloarthropathi...

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Journal:
Imaging
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Pages:
73-77
Publication date:
1999-01-01
ISSN:
0965-6812
URN:
uuid:209094ee-2b29-49e2-8067-9155bfe46526
Source identifiers:
120398
Local pid:
pubs:120398
Language:
English

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