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Haptoglobin groups in motor neuron disease.
  1. N Fröhlander,
  2. L Forsgren
  1. Department of Medical Genetics, University of Umeå, Sweden.


    Haptoglobin (Hp) groups were investigated in 81 patients with motor neuron disease. A significant excess of heterozygotes was observed, accentuated among males and in the progressive spinal muscular atrophy subgroup. The results are discussed in terms of a possible influence of Hp in the immunological response.

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