HLA-B27 Prevalence in Arab Populations and Among Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

@article{Mustafa2012HLAB27PI,
  title={HLA-B27 Prevalence in Arab Populations and Among Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis.},
  author={Khader N. Mustafa and Mohammed Hammoudeh and Muhammad Asim Khan},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={1675-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate prevalence of HLA-B27 among general Arab populations and among patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and to review published data. METHODS The prevalence of HLA-B27 was studied among 2579 unrelated healthy Jordanians, almost equally divided among Palestinian refugees and natives of Jordan, reflecting the general population of Jordan. The prevalence of HLA-B27 was also studied among 129 patients with AS, 70 from Jordan, and the remaining 59 from Qatar. HLA typing… CONTINUE READING