The association of HLA-B*27 subtypes with ankylosing spondylitis in Wuhan population of China

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The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the B27 subtypes with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the Wuhan population of China. We selected 317 HLA-B27-positive individuals (145 controls and 172 patients with ankylosing spondylitis). The B27 subtypes were characterized using a PCR-SSP method. Six B27 subtypes were determined: B*2702, 03, 04… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1018-0

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