HLA antigens in patients with interferon-alpha-induced autoimmune thyroid disorders in chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Kakizaki1999HLAAI,
  title={HLA antigens in patients with interferon-alpha-induced autoimmune thyroid disorders in chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Satoru Kakizaki and Hitoshi Takagi and Masami Murakami and Hiroki Takayama and Masatomo Mori},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={794-800}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS To determine the immunological predisposition to autoimmune thyroid disorders induced by interferon-alpha therapy, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) was analyzed in patients with chronic hepatitis C who developed autoimmune thyroid disorders during or after treatment with interferon-alpha. METHODS Four hundred and thirty-nine patients with chronic hepatitis C (278 males and 161 females, aged 20-73 years) were treated with interferon-alpha (natural-alpha, 169; alpha-2a, 82; alpha… CONTINUE READING
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