Ethnic differences in expression of susceptibility marker(s) in rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease patients.

@article{Kaur1998EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic differences in expression of susceptibility marker(s) in rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease patients.},
  author={Sukhjot Kaur and Dinender Kumar and Anil Grover and Kishan Lal Khanduja and Edward Lawrence Kaplan and Ernest D. Gray and Nirmal Kumar Ganguly},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={9-14}
}
The ability of monoclonal antibodies (MAb) against a human B lymphocyte alloantigen has been suggested to discriminate between rheumatic fever "susceptible" individuals and persons with a lower risk of developing RF. However, while such MAb have been reported to identify a majority of RF/RHD patients in some populations, a reduced discriminatory ability has been observed in others. Antigenic variation in the RF marker(s) may exist among ethnic groups which reduce the discriminatory ability of… CONTINUE READING

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