Disease Markers

Disease Markers / 2012 / Article

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Volume 33 |Article ID 612030 | 4 pages | https://doi.org/10.3233/DMA-2012-00935

Susceptibility to Toxoplasmic Retinochoroiditis Is Associated with Hla Alleles Reported to Be Implicated with Rapid Progression to Aids

Received22 Oct 2012
Accepted22 Oct 2012


Background/aims: The frequency of HLA markers associated with rapid progression to AIDS was evaluated in Brazilian patients with AIDS exhibiting or not toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis (TRC).Methods: 98 AIDS patients (25 with TRC, 43 with anti-T. gondii antibodies but without TCR, and 30 without anti-T. gondii antibodies and without TCR) were studied.Results: The HLA-B35 was significantly increased in TRC group (p = 0.0038).Conclusion: The presence of HLA-B35 may simultaneously predispose to progression to AIDS and TRC.

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