Low frequency of HLA-B27 in ankylosing spondylitis patients from Turkey.

  title={Low frequency of HLA-B27 in ankylosing spondylitis patients from Turkey.},
  author={Esen Kasapoglu Gunal and Fatma Oğuz Sarvan and Sevil Kamal{\'i} and Ahmet Gul and Murat Inanç and Mahmut Nezih Çarin and Meral Konice and Orhan Aral and Lale Ocal},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={75 3},
OBJECTIVES Ankylosing spondylitis is strongly associated with HLA-B27. However, the strength of the association with HLA-B27 and the clinical features may vary in different parts of the world. The aim of this study is to compare the clinical features of AS and the frequencies of HLA-B27 and its alleles in patients from Turkey with other series. METHODS One hundred and twelve patients (72 male/40 female) fulfilling the modified New York criteria for the classification of AS and 55 (27 male/28… CONTINUE READING


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