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OBJECTIVE To examine the association of previously identified autoimmune disease susceptibility loci with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA), and to determine whether the genetic susceptibility profiles of other autoimmune diseases are associated with those of GPA. METHODS Genetic data from 2 cohorts were meta-analyzed. Genotypes for 168(More)
Eighty-two children and adolescents between the ages of 30 months and 20 years (mean, 11.8 years) who were admitted to one of two pediatric burn units with a mean initial burn injury of 43.8% total body surface area and a mean age at time of injury of 4.2 years were studied 1 year or more after burn injury (mean, 7.3 years). Subjects were found to have(More)
Serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25[OH]D3) levels and other parameters of vitamin D nutriture were examined in 58 subjects aged 70 or more, living in Jerusalem. They were compared with those of 54 young adults living in the same neighbourhood. No evidence was obtained of a lower level of vitamin D nutriture in the elderly compared to younger adults. Serum(More)
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