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Ammar A. R. Jabbar, "HLA and Disease Associations in Iraq", Disease Markers, vol. 11, Article ID 192019, 10 pages, 1993. https://doi.org/10.1155/1993/192019
HLA and Disease Associations in Iraq
The HLA system is deeply involved in susceptibility to a variety of diseases. Relationships between HLA and diseases are of considerable interest and importance, as they provide new tools for studying the inheritance, classification, and pathogenesis of these diseases. Studies on the distribution of HLA antigens in different populations have revealed the existence of racial variation and are therefore a prerequisite for studying HLA and disease associations in different racial groups. This study reviews six articles concerning HLA and disease in the Iraqi population. A comparison of these associations and an analysis of overall antigen frequencies among other Arab population and different ethnic groups are included. Some of our HLA-disease associations confirm other studies reported in these racial groups, while other diseases showed different HLA antigen associations from those recorded in other racial groups.
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