HLA‐DR antigens in rheumatoid arthritis in North India

N. K. MEHRA, M. C. VAIDYA, V. TANEJA, A. AGARWAL, A. N. MALAVIYA

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Abstract

A study of 40 patients of classical or definite rheumatoid arthritis of North India origin diagnosed on ARA criteria revealed a significant increase in the frequency of HLA‐DR4 (70%) as compared to the control population (1 2.5%) giving a relative risk of 16.33. Thus, in the native North Indian population, the genes for susceptibility to RA seem to be in linkage disequilibrium with the same DR determinant as in the white Caucasoid population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalTissue Antigens
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1982

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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