Vitiligo and the hla system

A. Metzker*, R. Zamir, E. Gazit, M. David, E. J. Feuerman

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77 Vitiligo patients were investigated for their HLA phenotype. Analysis of this material according to age of onset and ethnic origin revealed some significant characteristics. Young Jewish Moroccan patients showed a high frequency of BI3 when compared to matching controls. Young patients of Yemenite origin had a strikingly high frequency of BW35. Jewish Yemenites showed a lack of B13 both in patients and in controls. It is suggested that studies be undertaken to clarify this problem further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


  • Autoimmune disease
  • HLA
  • Vitiligo


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