Author's reply to: Ankylosing spondylitis: evidence for a non-HLA-B*27 protective effect, Sjef Van Der Linden, Desieree Van Der Heijde

Brown, Matthew & Wordsworth, Paul (1998) Author's reply to: Ankylosing spondylitis: evidence for a non-HLA-B*27 protective effect, Sjef Van Der Linden, Desieree Van Der Heijde. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 57(4), pp. 263-264.

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Abstract

As mentioned in the letter by van der Linden and van der Heijde, Jurgen Braun’s excellent recent paper describing a survey of blood donors by questionnaire, clinical, and magnetic resonance imaging examinations revealed a prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis in B27 positive blood donors (6.4%)1-1 very similar to that reported by Gran et al(6.7%).1-2 It is probable that some of the differences in reported prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis by the various studies are because of methodological differences.

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ID Code: 87750
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HLA B27 antigen, ankylosing spondylitis, gene frequency, genetic risk, HLA typing, human, letter, priority journal, HLA-B27 Antigen, Humans, Prevalence, Risk, Spondylitis, Ankylosing
DOI: 10.1136/ard.57.4.263a
ISSN: 0003-4967
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 04:27
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 04:27

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