HLA in juvenile dermatitis herpetiformis: clinical heterogeneity correlated with DNA and serological polymorphism.


A group of 30 Italian children affected by Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) was analysed for HLA region polymorphisms with both serological and DNA methods. Serological typing was performed on HLA-A, B, C, DR, DQ antigens and C4A, C4B, Bf polymorphisms. DNA RFLPs obtained with TaqI enzyme were investigated with cDNA probes specific for DR beta, DQ alpha and DQ… (More)


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