Low frequency of HLA-B27 in ankylosing spondylitis patients from Turkey

Gunal E. K. , Sarvan F. , Karnali S., Gül A., Inanc M. , Carin M., ...More

JOINT BONE SPINE, vol.75, no.3, pp.299-302, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2007.06.021
  • Title of Journal : JOINT BONE SPINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-302


Objectives: Ankylosing spondylitis is strongly associated with HLA-B27. However, the strength of the association with HLA-B27 and the clinical features may vary in different parts of the world. The aim of this study is to compare the clinical features of AS and the frequencies of HLA-B27 and its alleles in patients from Turkey with other series.