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Title: Characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis relative to HLA-DR in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Abdurhman, Al-Arfaj .S
Keywords: HLA-DR
Rheumatoid arthritis
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Saudi Medical Journal, Riyadh, ARABIE SAOUDITE
Citation: Saudi Medical Journal: 22(7) ; 595 - 598
Abstract: To determine the clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis in Saudi Arabia in relation to human leukocyte antigen type. Methods: A group of 91 rheumatoid arthritis patients, 72 females and 19 males were studied for the various clinical, laboratory and radiological parameters along with human leukocyte antigen-DR phenotypes. Since human leukocyte antigen-DR 10 was most commonly associated with rheumatoid arthritis in our population, we compared those patients with human leukocyte antigen-DR10 to those without. Results: The comparison yielded differences in the presence of rheumatoid nodules, erosions, corticosteroid treatment, joint involvement at presentation, hemoglobin levels, and white cell count. Only the last 3 parameters showed a statistical significance. Conclusion: Human leukocyte antigen type of Saudi patients with rheumatoid arthritis influenced the course of the disease but only to a limited extent
Description: Rheumatology Division, Department of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6642
ISSN: 0379-5284
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