Associations of HLA-DRB1 alleles with anti-citrullinated protein antibody-positive and anti-citrullinated protein antibody-negative rheumatoid arthritis in northern east part of Turkey

International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 05/07/2012

This study indicates that associate and protective HLA–DRB1 allele distributions are different in autoantibody (anti–CCP or rheumatoid factor (RF) or anti–CCP/RF)+ rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and autoantibody- RA patients, with exceptions of DRB1*04 and DRB1*13.

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