Two subtypes of hepatitis B virus-associated glomerulonephritis are associated with different HLA-DR2 alleles in Koreans.

@article{Park2003TwoSO,
  title={Two subtypes of hepatitis B virus-associated glomerulonephritis are associated with different HLA-DR2 alleles in Koreans.},
  author={Myoung Hee Park and E Y Song and Chul Kyun Ahn and K-H Oh and Jinlong Yang and Su Jin Kang and Hye Soo Lee},
  journal={Tissue antigens},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={505-11}
}
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN) is occurring at high prevalence in most Asian endemic areas. There have been some reports on human leucocyte antigen (HLA) associations with HBV infections; however, HLA association with HBV-GN has been rarely reported. Forty-six adult Korean patients with HBV-GN (42 male and four female patients, age 20-66), 100 HBsAg (-) healthy controls, and 89 individuals with chronic HBV infection were studied for HLA-DRB1 and DQB1 gene… CONTINUE READING

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