Frequency of HPA-15a and HPA-15b (Gov a/b) human platelet alloantigens in the Croatian population.

@article{Tomicic2006FrequencyOH,
  title={Frequency of HPA-15a and HPA-15b (Gov a/b) human platelet alloantigens in the Croatian population.},
  author={Maja Tomicic and Jasna Bingulac-Popovi{\'c} and Vesna Drazic and Zeljka Hundri{\'c}-Haspl},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={172-4}
}
BACKGROUND Human platelet antigen (HPA) genotyping is important for epidemiological studies because the prevalence of particular HPA allotypes differs among various populations and plays a major role in the occurrence of HPA alloimmunization. In Caucasians, antibodies to HPA-1a are the most important causes of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NATP). Recent studies suggest that anti-HPA 15a/15b (Gov b, Gov a) might be the most likely candidate antibodies following anti-HPA-1a in inducing… CONTINUE READING