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Familial spontaneous pneumothorax and HLA antigens. FREE TO VIEW

I K Sharpe; M Ahmad; W Braun
Chest. 1980;78(2):264-268. doi:10.1378/chest.78.2.264
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Twenty-three members of a family in which six persons had repeated spontaneous pneumothorces were studied for physical, chemical and genetic markers of this disease. A relationship between the HLA haplotype A2, B40, the alpha 1, antitrypsin phenotype M1 M2 and the occurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax was suggested in this family.




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