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HLA-DR alleles among Pakistani patients of coeliac disease.
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PMID:  24392558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether certain DR alleles might also contribute to the genetic susceptibility among Coeliac disease patients in Pakistan.
METHODS: The case-control study was conducted at the Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, from October 2011 to January 2012, and analysed 25 children diagnosed to have coeliac disease as per the criteria set by the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, which included histopathological alterations in duodenal biopsies, clinical response to gluten withdrawal, and presence of anti-endomyseal antibodies. Patients were compared with a group of 150 healthy subjects. Dioxyribonucleic acid was extracted from peripheral blood collected in ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.K3. Human leukocyte antigen DRB1 typing was carried out on allele level (DRB1*01--DRB1*16) using sequence specific primers. Human leukocyte antigen type was determined by agarose gel electrophoresis and results were recorded. Phenotype frequency of various alleles among the patient group and the control group was calculated by direct counting, and significance of their association was determined by Fisher Exact Test.
RESULTS: A total of 11 (44%) female paediatric coeliac patients in age range 1-9 (mean 7.2 +/- 4.8 years) and 14 (56%) male paediatric patients in the age range 6-14 (mean 8.6 +/- 5.1 years) were genotyped for HLA-DRB1 loci. A statistically significant positive association of the disease with HLA-DRB1*03 (n = 23; 92% versus n=31; 21% in controls, p < 0.01) was observed.
CONCLUSION: HLA-DRB1*03 is associated with increased risk of developing coeliac disease.
Nida Saleem; Salman Ali; Tahir Aziz Ahmed; Mehmood Iqbal; Mukarram Bashir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1271-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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