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Human leucocyte antigens in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  1. M. H. Gleeson,
  2. J. S. Walker,
  3. J. Wentzel,
  4. J. A. Chapman,
  5. R. Harris


    The frequency of occurrence of 15 of the commoner human leucocyte antigens was determined in 18 patients with Crohn's disease and in 16 patients with ulcerative colitis, using an in-vitro lymphocyte cytotoxicity test (Harris, Wentzel, Cocking, Dodsworth, and Ukaejiofo, 1970). The overall results showed that, with the exception of human leucocyte antigen 3 in patients with Crohn's disease, in neither disease was there any major difference in any of the other antigen frequencies compared with a panel of 50 healthy controls. Nor was there an excess frequency of any particular antigen occurring in both Crohn's disease and colitis.

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