CC chemokine receptor 5 polymorphism in Italian patients with giant cell arteritis.

@article{Pazzola2013CCCR,
  title={CC chemokine receptor 5 polymorphism in Italian patients with giant cell arteritis.},
  author={Giulia Pazzola and Luigi Boiardi and Bruno Casali and Enrico Farnetti and Davide Nicoli and Nicol{\`o} A M Pipitone and Ilaria Padovano and Andrea Caruso and Mariagrazia Catanoso and Carlo Salvarani},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={851-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the potential role of CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5)Δ32 polymorphism in the susceptibility to giant cell arteritis (GCA) in a cohort of Italian patients. METHODS 176 consecutive Italian patients with biopsy-proven GCA and 180 healthy age- and sex-matched blood donors were molecularly genotyped for the CCR5Δ32 polymorphism. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING