Article Text

Download PDFPDF

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


    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.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.