Alexander Marossy

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Susceptibility to coeliac disease is genetically determined by possession of specific HLA-DQ alleles, acting in concert with one or more non-HLA linked genes. The pattern of risk seen in sibs and twins in coeliac disease is most parsimonious with a multiplicative model for the interaction between the two classes of genes. Based on a sib recurrence risk for(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukaemia. To gain insight into the role of inherited factors in the disease, we have conducted a survey of the family histories of 268 CLL patients and have reviewed published familial cases and epidemiological studies. The results of our survey and published studies strongly support the(More)
A strong HLA association is seen in coeliac disease [specifically to the DQ(alpha1*0501,beta1*0201 heterodimer], but this cannot entirely account for the increased risk seen in relatives of affected cases. One or more genes at HLA-unlinked loci also predispose to coeliac disease and are probably stronger determinants of disease susceptibility than HLA. A(More)
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is an unusual histological pattern of non-invasive neoplastic disease of the breast occurring predominantly in women aged between 40 and 50 years. LCIS is frequently multicentric and bilateral, and there is evidence that it is associated with an elevated familial risk of breast cancer. Although women with LCIS suffer an(More)
In this work we point out an occurrence of non-albicans Candida species isolated from catheters, cannulas and drains. We detected eight non-albicans Candida species in 49 examined samples: C. parapsilosis (n = 26), C. tropicalis (n = 12), C. krusei (n = 4), C. claussenii, C. mesenterica (n = 2 for each), C. guilliermondii, C. kefyr and C. lusitaniae (n = 1(More)
SummaryLittle is known about the relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors to the development of gastric cancer. Mutations in the cell adhesion molecule E-cadherin are recognized to be associated with the development of undifferentiated, diffuse and invasive gastric cancers. A recent study of two gastric cancer families has shown that(More)
B cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) shows evidence of familial aggregation, but the inherited basis is poorly understood. Mutations in the ATM gene have been demonstrated in CLL. This, coupled with a possibly increased risk of leukaemia in relatives of patients with Ataxia Telangiectasia, led us to question whether the ATM gene is involved in(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) shows evidence of familial aggregation, but the genetic basis is poorly understood. The existence of a linkage between HLA and Hodgkin lymphoma, another B-cell disorder, coupled with the fact that CLL is frequently associated with autoimmune disease, led to the question of whether the major histocompatibility complex (MHC)(More)
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is an unusual histological pattern of non-invasive neoplastic disease of the breast occurring predominantly in women aged between 40 and 50 years. LCIS is frequently multicentric and bilateral suggesting a genetic basis to the disease. The high frequency of microsatellite instability in lobular breast cancers, coupled with(More)