This study examines in detail the HLA associations of 74 patients (40 women and 34 men) with bullous pemphigoid (BP) and compares their immunogenetic profile with that of 604 unrelated control subjects (238 women and 366 men). Correlations were sought between HLA antigens and the various BP disease parameters investigated. The presence of milia was the only clinical or laboratory finding which was linked with a specific HLA antigen, HLA-DQ6, in both men and women with BP (P < 0.01). BP has...Expand abstract
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The association of HLA-DQ7 with bullous pemphigoid is restricted to men.
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