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dc.contributor.advisorAssounga, Alain G. H.
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Veronica.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-17T07:06:52Z
dc.date.available2010-11-17T07:06:52Z
dc.date.created2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/1789
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Med)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) based study investigates hypertension, glomerulonephritides and the rarity of IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) in Africans in association with the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA). A retrospective hypertensive study found a positive association with HLA-B40 (P c<0.05) and HLA-B15 (Pc<0.02) in Indians and Africans respectively. No association was found in Whites. A prospective study showed glomerulonephritides to be positively associated with HLA-A33 in Indians (Pc 0.049). No associations were found with glomerulonephritides in Africans and Whites. Combined Race groups show no HLA associations. HLA-A30; HLA-A34; HLA-A29; HLA-B42; HLA-B58; HLA-B70 and HLA-DR11 were extremely significantly higher in Africans compared to Indians and Whites (all P<0.0001). In conclusion, HLA-B40 and I 1LA-B15 are possible disease susceptibility markers in Indian and African hypertensives; HLA-A33 is a possible disease susceptibility marker for glomerulonephritides in Indians and alleles in linkage might be responsible for the rarity of IgAN in Africans but further studies need to be employed.en_US
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dc.subjectKidneys--Diseases--Immunological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectGlomerulonephritis.en_US
dc.subjectImmune complex diseases.en_US
dc.subjectKidney glomerulus--Diseases.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Nephrology.en_US
dc.titleThe association of various HLA-A, -B and -DR loci with membranous glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in KwaZulu-Natal renal patients.en_US
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