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Increased incidence of HL-A 1 and 8 in patients showing IgG or complement coating on their red cells
  1. J. A. G. Da Costa,
  2. A. G. White,
  3. A. C. Parker,
  4. G. B. Grigor
  1. South East Scotland Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
  2. Haematology Department, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

    Abstract

    The incidence of HL-A antigens in patients having a variety of medical conditions, but sharing the common feature of a positive antiglobulin test of the red cells, was determined. There was a significant increase in the antigens HL-A 1 and HL-A 8 and of the 1 and 8 combination when compared with a control group. It is suggested that the presence of these antigens may predispose to autoallergy.

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