Lack of association between HLA class II polymorphisms and essential hypertension in a Belgian population.

The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the HLA class II polymorphisms contributes to the susceptibility to essential hypertension in the Belgian population. For this purpose we studied 120 hypertensive patients and 168 normotensive controls by means of a PCR-SSO assay. No significant difference in allele and genotype frequencies of the DRB… CONTINUE READING