Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 20th, 2002
In one of the first studies of its kind, epidemiologists in South Africa have traced nephropathic syndromes in HBV-infected black children to genetic factors by studying HLA antigen frequencies among affected individuals and unaffected controls. Their report of that study highlights the genetic frequencies that might indicate a greater risk for membranous nephropathy (MN) among the study population.
Study group members included 30 youth between...
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