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No apparent association between HLA and multiple sclerosis in southern Chinese.
  1. B R Hawkins,
  2. Y L Yu,
  3. E Woo,
  4. C Y Huang
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Hong Kong.


    HLA-A, -B and -DR antigens have been studied in 34 Chinese patients with multiple sclerosis and 100 normal healthy controls. Unlike patients of other ethnic groups in whom multiple sclerosis is associated with HLA-DR2, there was no obvious association with any HLA antigen in the Chinese patients, although the overall distribution of antigens did not appear typical of the southern Chinese population from which the patients were drawn.

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