HLA in Egyptian children with biliary atresia

Hassan H. A-Kader, Moustafa El-Ayyouti, Samia Hawas, Ahmed Abdalla, Yousif Al-Tonbary, Mohammed Bassiouny, Anna Boneberg, Shadia El-Sallab

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We studied the human leukocytes antigens in 18 Egyptian children with biliary atresia (BA) without extrahepatic congenital malformations. There was a significant increased frequency of both B8 and DR3 (83.3% and 94.4% in patients with BA compared with 6.5% and 14.9% in the general population, respectively). Ten patients had the B8/DR3 haplotype. Our results support the hypothesis that genetic factors may play a role in susceptibility to BA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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