Low frequency of HLA-B27 and scarcity of ankylosing spondylitis in a Zairean Bantu population

@article{Mbayo1998LowFO,
  title={Low frequency of HLA-B27 and scarcity of ankylosing spondylitis in a Zairean Bantu population},
  author={Kalumbu Mbayo and Pr Dr J. M. Mbuyi-Muamba and A. Z. Lurhuma and Liliane Hall{\'e} and C{\'e}cile Kaplan and Jan Dequeker},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={309-310}
}
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory rheumatic disease which is thought to be rarely seen in African Blacks. Its genetic predisposition has been stressed in Caucasians where the HLA-B27 antigen is firmly linked to the disease. In the present study, HLA-B27 antigen was determined in 146 individuals of Bantu root. Only one of these subjects was… CONTINUE READING