The prevalence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DR/DQ/DP alleles in Kuwaiti children with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

@article{Alsaeid2004ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DR/DQ/DP alleles in Kuwaiti children with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis},
  author={Khalid Alsaeid and Mohammad Z Haider and Prem Sharma and Elia M. Ayoub},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={224-228}
}
We have determined the prevalence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR, DQ and DP alleles in Kuwaiti children with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (OA-JIA) and healthy controls using the PCR-SSP (sequence specific primers) method. The analysis took into account the presence of antinuclear antibodies and chronic anterior uveitis. DRB1*03 (RR 2.20, P<0.001), DRB1*08 (RR 5.280, P<0.026), DQA1*0501 (RR 1.930, P<0.001), DQB1*0304 (RR 7.920, P<0.002), DQB1*0501 (RR 3.080, P<0.007) and… CONTINUE READING