Effect of HLA-B and HLA-DR genes on susceptibility to and severity of spondyloarthropathies in Mexican patients.


OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of HLA-B and HLA-DR genes as contributors to genetic susceptibility and clinical expression of the spondyloarthropathies (SpA) in the Mexican population. METHODS The study included 172 patients with SpA (undifferentiated SpA 83, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) 64, and reactive arthritis 25) and 99 healthy controls. The HLA-B… (More)

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