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Volume 2013, Article ID 648475, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/648475
Research Article

HLA-B*44 Is Associated with Dengue Severity Caused by DENV-3 in a Brazilian Population

1Virology and Experimental Therapy Laboratory, Aggeu Magalhães Research Center, Fiocruz, Avenida Moraes Rego s/n, Campus da UFPE, Cidade Universitária, 50670-420 Recife, PE, Brazil
2Department of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 3128 TAMU, Station College Station, TX 77843-3128, USA
3Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Fifth Avenue, Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 9022, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
4Central Laboratory of Public Health, Secretaria de Saúde do Estado de Pernambuco, Praça Oswaldo Cruz s/n, Boa Vista, 50050-210 Recife, PE, Brazil
5Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Clínica Médica, Avenida Morais Rego s/n, Campus da UFPE, Cidade Universitária, 50670-420 Recife, PE, Brazil
6Departamento de Bioquímica e Biofísica, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Avenida Moraes Rêgo 1235, Cidade Universitária, 50670-420 Recife, PE, Brazil
7Departamento de Imunologia do Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães-CPqAM, Fiocruz, Avenida Moraes Rego s/n, Campus da UFPE, Cidade Universitária, 50670-420 Recife, PE, Brazil

Received 31 January 2013; Revised 11 April 2013; Accepted 15 April 2013

Academic Editor: Jean-Paul Gonzalez

Copyright © 2013 Liciana Xavier Eurico de Alencar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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