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Research Article

Association of HLA-A9 and HLA-B5 with Buerger's disease.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: (Published 13 November 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:1165

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  1. G A McLoughlin,
  2. C R Helsby,
  3. C C Evans,
  4. 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.