HLA-DRB1 alleles containing the SE are associated with susceptibility to RA in Mexican Americans, and may also be associated with a more rapid development of articular deformities and disability. HLA-DRB1*08 appears to have a protective influence on RA susceptibility and disease severity in Mexican Americans.
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