Evaluation of the role of HLA-DR antigens in Japanese type 1 autoimmune hepatitis

@inproceedings{Furumoto2015EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the role of HLA-DR antigens in Japanese type 1 autoimmune hepatitis},
  author={Yohei Furumoto and Toru Asano and Tomonori Sugita and Hiroshi Abe and Yoshimichi Chuganji and Kazuhiko Fujiki and A Sakata and Yoshio Aizawa},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The role of HLA-DR antigens in the clinicopathological features of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is not clearly understood. We examined the implications of HLA-DR antigens in Japanese AIH, including the effect of HLA-DR4 on the age and pattern of AIH onset, clinicopathological features, and treatment efficacy. METHODS A total of 132 AIH patients consecutively diagnosed and treated in 2000-2014 at 2 major hepatology centers of eastern Tokyo district were the subjects of this study. The… CONTINUE READING