Immunogenetic studies of juvenile dermatomyositis

J. M. Friedman*, L. M. Pachman, M. L. Maryjowski, O. Jonasson, N. D. Battles, W. E. Crowe, C. W. Fink, V. Hanson, J. E. Levinson, C. H. Spencer, D. B. Sullivan

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Typing for HLA‐A and ‐B antigens was performed on 87 children with definite juvenile dermatomyositis (JDMS). A significantly increased frequency of HLA‐B8 (estimated relative risk = 2.8, Pc < 0.01) was observed among White patients, but not among Blacks or Latin Americans with JDMS. No abnormality of HLA haplotype segregation was observed among 38 healthy siblings of the JDMS probands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalTissue Antigens
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics


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