Association of HLA-A9 and HLA-B5 with Buerger's disease.Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6045.1165 (Published 13 November 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:1165
- G A McLoughlin,
- C R Helsby,
- C C Evans,
- D M Chapman
Eighteen patients who satisfied stringent criteria for the diagnosis of Buerger's disease, healthy controls, and patients with atherosclerosis were tested for various HLA antigens. The incidence of HLA-A9 and HLA-B5 was significantly greater among those with Buerger's disease. This finding supports the concept that Buerger's disease is a distinct clinicopathological condition.