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Tissue Antigens. 1989 Sep;34(3):185-9.

HLA linkage with familial vesicoureteral reflux and familial pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction.

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Tissue Typing Department, Blood Transfusion Service, Birmingham, U.K.


The inheritance of HLA haplotypes has been looked at in a family with pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) and two families with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). The data have been combined with those of other reported families and lod scores calculated for both these urinary tract anomalies. There seems no doubt that VUR is linked to HLA whilst the case for PUJO is equivocal.

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