Combined effects of HLA-Cw6 and cigarette smoking in psoriasis vulgaris: a hospital-based case-control study in China.

@article{Jin2009CombinedEO,
  title={Combined effects of HLA-Cw6 and cigarette smoking in psoriasis vulgaris: a hospital-based case-control study in China.},
  author={Ye Jin and Sen Yang and F. Zhang and Yunming Kong and F Xiao and Yong Hou and Xing Fan and X-j Zhang},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={132-7}
}
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is not only related to genetic factors but also to environmental factors. However, the combined effect of genetic and environmental factors in the development of psoriasis has still been unclear. OBJECTIVE The study was to analyze the combined effect of HLA-Cw6 and smoking on psoriasis vulgaris. METHODS A hospital-based case-control was conducted study. One hundred seventy-eight cases and 178 controls received this epidemiological investigation and HLA typing by… CONTINUE READING

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