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Ankylosing spondylitis in West Africans--evidence for a non-HLA-B27 protective effect.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis in the Fula ethnic group in The Gambia, and relate the disease prevalence to the B27 frequency and subtype distribution of that population. METHODS: 215 first degree relatives of 48 B27 positive Fula twin pairs, and 900 adult Fula males were screened for ankylosing spondylitis by clinical and, where appropriate, radiographic means. The B27 prevalence was determined by PCR/sequence specific oligonucleotides on finger prick sample...

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10.1136/ard.56.1.68

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Annals of the rheumatic diseases More from this journal
Volume:
56
Issue:
1
Pages:
68-70
Publication date:
1997-01-01
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EISSN:
1468-2060
ISSN:
0003-4967
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English
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108317
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2013-11-16

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