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Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy in Northeastern Italy: increased frequency of HLA-DR 5.

Authors
  • de Paoli, P
  • Reitano, M
  • Martelli, P
  • Battistin, S
  • Villalta, D
  • Carbone, A
  • Tirelli, U
  • Santini, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tissue antigens
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1986
Volume
27
Issue
2
Pages
116–118
Identifiers
PMID: 3486498
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We undertake a study of Italian intravenous drug abusers and male homosexuals with the prolonged generalized lymphadenopathy syndrome (PGL). 75% of the subjects had the HLA-DR 5 antigen (relative risk 3.25). Only one patient was DR 2 positive. 14/20 subjects had anti-HTLV III antibodies and immunological malities were a rather constant finding.

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