HLA Cw*06 is not essential for streptococcal-induced psoriasis.

  title={HLA Cw*06 is not essential for streptococcal-induced psoriasis.},
  author={Lionel Fry and Anne V. Powles and Sarah Corcoran and Sarah F Rogers and Jeremy M Ward and David Joe Unsworth},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={154 5},
BACKGROUND Streptococcal throat infections and HLA Cw6 (Cw*06) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, particularly in the guttate form. OBJECTIVES To study 105 Irish patients with psoriasis to investigate the relationship between streptococcal infections and Cw*06. METHODS The patients were divided into two groups: those with guttate psoriasis or guttate flare (guttate group, GG, n=64) and those with chronic plaque psoriasis (chronic plaque group, CPG, n=41). RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING

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