Low frequency of HLA-B27 in ankylosing spondylitis and its relationship with clinical findings in patients from Turkey


FIRAT S. N. , YAZICI A. , YILMAZER B., COŞAN F., SAVLI H. , ÇEFLE A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.4, no.4, pp.268-271, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.17015
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-271

Abstract

Objective: Human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27) is strongly associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the association between clinical findings and HLA-B27 vary in terms of geographic area. This study aimed to determine the frequency of HLA-B27 positivity and its relationship with clinical findings.