HLA Haplotypes in Turkish Patients with Pemphigus and Their Healthy Relatives


Kavala M., Can B., Diler S., OĞUZ F. , Onal E. , Kocaturk E.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.41, no.3, pp.86-89, 2007 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-89

Abstract

Background and Design: An association between pemphigus vulgaris and certain HLA serotypes that has been found in some ethnic groups suggests the presence of a genetic predisposition for the disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antigen frequencies of HLA-A, B, HLA-DR and DQ in patients with pemphigus and their healthy relatives and to adress their association with the disease.