oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The histocompatibility (HLA) antigen distribution in multiple sclerosis patients in Zimbabwe

Volume 26, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



40 white Zimbabwean multiple sclerosis patients were HLA typed and their antigen frequencies compared to a control group of 705 white South Africans. HLA-A9 was found to show the greatest increased deviation in the patient group. HLA-A29, B7 and B17 were also increased in the patient group. HLA-Al was decreased and HLA-A28 was completely absent.

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