PMID: 604480Jan 1, 1977Paper

Histocompatibility antigens in vertebral ankylosing hyperostosis

The Journal of Rheumatology
M Brigode, R J Francois

Abstract

All known A, B, and C HLA antigens were determined in 50 white patients with vertebral ankylosing hyperostosis. A statistically significant decrease was found for the A9 and A11 specificities. Only three (6%) of the patients possessed the B27 antigen, a frequency which is not different from that of a control population. B27 therefore does not seem to be linked to abundant new bone formation.

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Ankylosis
Bone Diseases, Developmental
HLA Antigens
Spinal Diseases

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