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Association of HLA-DRB5*01 with protection against cutaneous manifestations of rheumatoid vasculitis in Brazilian patients.
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PMID:  22641591     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of HLA classes I and II and their association with the cutaneous manifestation of rheumatoid vasculitis (RV) in Brazilian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During one year we selected 130 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classified according to the American College of Rheumatology, 1987. All patients underwent a clinical and laboratory questionnaire to exclude other causes of cutaneous vasculopathy (neoplasia, infections, illicit drug use, diabetes mellitus, and tobaccoism). Seventy-three patients with any risk factor for other causes of vasculopathy were excluded. Fifty-seven without risk factors for other causes of vasculopathy were included in the study, 17 with RV according to Scott and Bacon's criteria, 1984. Demographic data, time of RA diagnosis, disease activity (DAS28), presence of rheumatoid factor, and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies were analyzed. The HLA alleles were typed using the DNA-amplified polymerase chain reaction with low-resolution hybridization and sequence-specific primers. RESULTS: The comparison between the 40 patients without RV and the 17 patients with RV showed an increased frequency of HLA-B*14 (Pc = 0.168) and HLA-Cw*08 (Pc = 0.084) in patients with RV and an increased frequency of HLA-DRB5*01 (Pc = 0.048) in patients without RV. CONCLUSION: The HLA-DRB5*01 may confer protection against that extra-articular manifestation of RA.
Wester Eidi Nishimura; Lilian Tereza Lavras Costallat; Sandra Regina Muchinechi Fernandes; Roseneide Aparecida Conde; Manoel Barros Bertolo
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Title:  Revista brasileira de reumatologia     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1809-4570     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-5-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404256     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Reumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  370-374     Citation Subset:  -    
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Associação do HLA-DRB5*01 com proteção contra manifestação cutânea da vasculite reumatoide em pacientes brasileiros.
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