Shared epitopes and rheumatoid arthritis: disease associations in Greece and meta-analysis of Mediterranean European populations.

@article{Ioannidis2002SharedEA,
  title={Shared epitopes and rheumatoid arthritis: disease associations in Greece and meta-analysis of Mediterranean European populations.},
  author={John P. A. Ioannidis and Katerina E Tarassi and Ioannis A. Papadopoulos and Paraskevi V Voulgari and Kyriaki A. Boki and Chryssa A Papasteriades and Alexandros A Drosos},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={361-70}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the strength of the associations between HLA shared epitopes (SE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility, articular disease severity, and extra-articular features in Mediterranean European populations. METHODS One hundred and seventy-four Greek RA patients and 103 controls were evaluated. Data were then included in a meta… CONTINUE READING