Association between HLA-DRB1 polymorphism and pemphigus vulgaris: a meta-analysis
British Journal of Dermatology, 05/21/2012
Yan L et al. – The findings suggest that DRB1*04, DRB1*08, and DRB1*14 are statistically significant susceptibility factors for pemphigus vulgaris (PV). Conversely, DRB1*03, DRB1*07, and DRB1*15 may be negatively associated with PV. Specific HLA–DRB1 may influence the susceptibility or resistance to PV, which needs further investigations.