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Survival and the HL-A System in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Br Med J 1974; 1 doi: (Published 23 March 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:547
  1. Sylvia D. Lawler,
  2. P. T. Klouda,
  3. P. G. Smith,
  4. Morwenna M. Till,
  5. R. M. Hardisty


    The relation between the HL-A antigens and survival has been studied in 58 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Patients with the HL-A9 antigen had the best estimated median survival times, the highest ratio of survivors to non-survivors, and the lowest median age at diagnosis. The data suggest that resistance to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia may be associated with the HL-A9 antigen.