HLA and sarcoidosis: new pathogenetic insights.

@article{Martinetti2002HLAAS,
  title={HLA and sarcoidosis: new pathogenetic insights.},
  author={Miryam Martinetti and Maurizio Luisetti and Mariaclara Cuccia},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          83-95
        }
}
Many theories have been presented to account for the immunological and epidemiological features of sarcoidosis; several lines of study support the prevailing opinion that an environmental agent, possibly microbial in origin, may cause sarcoidosis in a genetically predisposed host. Many polymorphic genes have been suggested to contribute to this genetic susceptibility: genes encoding angiotensin converting enzyme, vitamin D receptor, and interleukin-1, T-cell receptor genes, Gm and Km… CONTINUE READING

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