Influence of HLA-class II incompatibility between mother and fetus on the development and course of rheumatoid arthritis of the mother.

@article{HorstBruinsma1998InfluenceOH,
  title={Influence of HLA-class II incompatibility between mother and fetus on the development and course of rheumatoid arthritis of the mother.},
  author={Irene Eva van der Horst-Bruinsma and Rene Penning de Vries and Petronella D. M. de Buck and P W van Schendel and Ferdinand C. Breedveld and Geziena M Th Schreuder and Johanna M. W. Hazes},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={286-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the relation between the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during pregnancy or the onset of RA postpartum and DRB1, DQA1, and DQB1 incompatibilities between mother and child. METHODS In 45 pregnancies of 33 RA patients the course of RA was related to the number of class II incompatibilities. Furthermore class II incompatibilities in 16 pregnancies followed by RA onset were compared with those in 87 control pregnancies. RESULTS The risk of a favourable compared with an… CONTINUE READING

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