Published in Blood Weekly, December 13th, 2001
"Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 carriers are predisposed to inflammatory and autoimmune diseases," particularly a painful and debilitating spinal inflammation known as ankylosing spondylitis (AS), explained Dr. W.Y. Au and colleagues at Queen Mary Hospital.
The researchers found 59 patients with this antigen among 1137 patients with...
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