Secondary Sjögren's syndrome and chromosome six markers.

  title={Secondary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome and chromosome six markers.},
  author={Robert S. Warlow and Peter H. Kay and James McCluskey and G Uko and Roger L Dawkins},
  journal={Tissue antigens},
  volume={25 5},
Patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) in association with either Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or Sclerodactyly were tested for HLA-A, B and Dr antigens and the phenotypes of the 4th component of complement (CA). Significant associations were identified between HLA-Bw62, Dr4, C4B2.9, C4A8 and females with SS-RA. The MHC antigen frequencies noted for secondary Sjögren's syndrome differed from those reported for their respective primary diseases and the… CONTINUE READING