Prevalent HLA Class II Alleles in Mexico City Appear to Confer Resistance to the Development of Amebic Liver Abscess

@inproceedings{Hernndez2015PrevalentHC,
  title={Prevalent HLA Class II Alleles in Mexico City Appear to Confer Resistance to the Development of Amebic Liver Abscess},
  author={Eric G. Hern{\'a}ndez and J. Javier Rainer Granados and Oswaldo Partida-Rodr{\'i}guez and Olivia Valenzuela and Edgar Rasc{\'o}n and Ulises Maga{\~n}a and M{\'o}nica Escamilla-Tilch and Alberto Gabriel L{\'o}pez-Reyes and Miriam Enriqueta Nieves-Ramirez and Enrique Gonz{\'a}lez and Patricia Mor{\'a}n and Liliana Rojas and Alicia Valad{\'e}z and Alexandra Luna and Francisco J. Estrada and Carmen Lome Maldonado and Cecilia Xim{\'e}nez},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Amebiasis is an endemic disease and a public health problem throughout Mexico, although the incidence rates of amebic liver abscess (ALA) vary among the geographic regions of the country. Notably, incidence rates are high in the northwestern states (especially Sonora with a rate of 12.57/100,000 inhabitants) compared with the central region (Mexico City with a rate of 0.69/100,000 inhabitants). These data may be related to host genetic factors that are partially responsible for resistance or… CONTINUE READING
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