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[Correlation of HLA antigens and idiopathic hemochromatosis in Hungary].

Authors
  • Czink, E
  • Gyódi, E
  • Német, K
  • Hollán, Z
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orvosi hetilap
Publication Date
Feb 24, 1991
Volume
132
Issue
8
Identifiers
PMID: 2003028
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of our present work was to collect data on HLA distribution in patients with idiopathic haemochromatosis in Hungary. Ten unrelated patients with idiopathic haemochromatosis (6 men, 4 women) were studied. Idiopathic haemochromatosis was diagnosed on clinical, biochemical and histological grounds. HLA typing was performed in 10 probands and in all of their first degree relatives available (24) through 7 pedigree studies. HLA A3 was present in 6 of 10 probands [6/10 vs. 18.8% in the group of healthy blood donors (No 53) and 22.4% in Hungarian population (No 1910]. HLA B7 was present in 4 of 10 probands (40% vs. 11.3% and 14.6%). A3B7 antigen association has been found in 4 of 10 patients. A3B7 and A2B38 haplotypes were present twice in 4 of 7 genotyped probands. Pedigree studies revealed one nonaffected homozygote, 17 heterozygotes and 6 non carriers. Extended family and population studies are necessary to establish the gene frequency in Hungary and the probability of the involved haplotypes other than A3B7.

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