• The association between antigens of the HLA system and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) using in vivo-bound IgA as an added criteria for diagnosis is reexamined. Twenty-eight of 33 (85%) immunologically proven patients with DH were HLA-B8 positive, whereas only 17 of 92 (18%) controls were HLA-B8 positive.
(Arch Dermatol 113:155-156, 1977)
Katz SI, Hertz KC, Rogentine GN, Strober W. HLA-B8 and Dermatitis Herpetiformis in Patients With IgA Deposits in Skin. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(2):155-156. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640020027002