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February 1977

HLA-B8 and Dermatitis Herpetiformis in Patients With IgA Deposits in Skin

Author Affiliations

From the Dermatology (Drs Katz and Hertz), Immunology (Dr Rogentine), and Metabolism (Dr Strober) Branches, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(2):155-156. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640020027002

• 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)