HLA typing in birdshot chorioretinopathy

H A Priem, A Kijlstra, L Noens, G S Baarsma, J J De Laey, J A Oosterhuis

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We examined 49 patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy in whom HLA typing had been performed. Of these 49 patients, 47 (95.9%) had the HLA-A29 antigen. The HLA-B12 (B44) antigen was also significantly associated with the disease, but this antigen is known to be in linkage disequilibrium with the antigen HLA-A29. The HLA-A2 antigen was less frequent in patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy than in the control group of normal European individuals (20% as compared to 44.6%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1988


  • Choroid/immunology
  • HLA Antigens/analysis
  • HLA-A Antigens
  • HLA-B Antigens
  • HLA-B44 Antigen
  • Histocompatibility Testing
  • Humans
  • Retinal Diseases/diagnosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Uveal Diseases/diagnosis


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