Graves' disease is associated with different HLA genes in Caucasians and the Chinese, in whom the HLA associations may be stronger in males than females. Common HLA-associated susceptibility in both races may occur at the HLA-DQ loci. The aims of this study were to examine the HLA-A, B, DR and DQ associations with Graves' disease in a Hong Kong Chinese population and to determine whether the HLA associations differ between the sexes and between subjects with and without thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|