HLA and Human Diseases

Three groups published their data on the possible association of HLA with human diseases: Falchuck et al (J Clin Invest 51:1602, 1972) reported that the frequency HLA-B8 was increased in patients with celiac disease while Russell et al. (N Engl J Med 287:738, 1972) and White et al (N Engl J Med 287:740. 1972) showed an association of HLA-B13 and B17 with psoriasis.

International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University