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HLA and eye disease.
  1. A H Rahi

    Abstract

    This review article discusses the evolution and function of the histocompatibility system, the nature of the HLA antigens and their classification, the phenomenon of linkage disequilibrium, and the mechanisms of HLA and disease susceptibility. The reported associations between HLA antigens and various eye diseases are analysed and their significance is discussed. Problems in designing studies on HLA and disease associations are highlighted and suitable statistical procedures for the analysis of the results are outlined.

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