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Study on the relations between HLA-DRB1 alleles and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in children / 中华医学遗传学杂志
Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 290-294, 2002.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-245316
ABSTRACT
<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To gain an insight into the relations between human leukocyte antigen-DRB1 (HLA-DRB1) alleles and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in children.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Polymerase chain reaction-sequence specific oligonucleotide (PCR-SSO) was used to identify DRB1 alleles of 42 children with ITP. Among them, 36 were identified for anti-GPIIb/IIIa and anti-GPIb/Ix autoantibody by modified monoclonal antibody specific immobilization of platelet antigens.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Compared with health controls, the frequency of HLA-DRB1*17 significantly increased (P<0.05, relative risk=2.76, etiologic factor=0.1064) and the frequency of HLA-DRB1*1202 significantly decreased (P<0.025, relative risk=0.20, prophylactic factor=0.7616) in children with ITP. In comparison with patients of good response to steroids and IVIgG therapy, the frequency of HLA DRB1*11 significantly increased (Chi-square=6.091, P<0.025) in patients with a poor response, furthermore, the most of HLA-DRB1*11 positive patients were female teen-agers. Twenty-seven patients (75%) had anti GPIIb/IIIa and seventeen (47.22%) had anti_GPIb/Ix autoantibodies. The positivities of both anti_GP IIb/IIIa (P=0.02) and anti-GPIb/Ix (P=0.01) were associated with HLA-D RB1*02. However, the positivity of autoantibodies between refractory and non-refractory patients showed no significant difference.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>The allele of HLA-DRB1*17 seems to predict susceptibility of ITP in children, while HLA-DRB1*1202 appears to be protective to ITP. The allele of HLA DRB1*11 plays an important role in resistance to steroid and IgG therapy in children with ITP. It seems that the response to the antigenic epitope of GPIIb/IIIa and GPIb/Ix is restricted by HLA-DRB1*02, while the presence of the antibodies could not predict prognosis. In conclusion, the above preliminary findings indicate that genetic factors influence the clinical course of ITP, but the exact mechanism needs to be investigated further.</p>
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Autoantibodies / Steroids / Blood / DNA / Drug Resistance / Immunoglobulin G / Platelet Membrane Glycoproteins / HLA-DR Antigens / Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / Platelet Glycoprotein GPIIb-IIIa Complex Type of study: Etiology study / Prognostic study Limits: Adolescent / Child / Child, preschool / Female / Humans / Male Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics Year: 2002 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Autoantibodies / Steroids / Blood / DNA / Drug Resistance / Immunoglobulin G / Platelet Membrane Glycoproteins / HLA-DR Antigens / Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / Platelet Glycoprotein GPIIb-IIIa Complex Type of study: Etiology study / Prognostic study Limits: Adolescent / Child / Child, preschool / Female / Humans / Male Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics Year: 2002 Type: Article