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Positive association of HLA-DRB1*15 with Dupuytren's disease in Caucasians.

Tissue Antigens 2008 August
Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a permanent nodular condition affecting the palms and digits of the hands, leading to progressive shortening and contractures of the digits often resulting in diminished function and severe deformity. DD is thought to be one of the most common hereditary connective tissue disorders in Caucasians. To elucidate further the aetiology of DD, we compared the HLA-DRB1 phenotype frequencies of DD patients (n=67) against the HLA-DRB1 phenotype frequencies observed in a control population (n=537). HLA-DRB1*15 phenotype frequency was higher in DD positive Caucasoids (37.3%) when compared with control data (20.9%) (corrected P=0.029): we conclude that in Caucasoids of European origin, HLA-DRB1*15 is associated with risk of developing DD.

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