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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Grosser, M; Luther, T; Fuessel, M; Bickhardt, J; Magdolen, V; Baretton, G 
Title:
Clinical course of sarcoidosis in dependence on HLA-DRB1 allele frequencies, inflammatory markers, and the presence of M. tuberculosis DNA fragments. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND AND AIM: For sarcoidosis it is generally hypothesized that inherited factors and environmental antigens may contribute to pathogenesis. Since M. tuberculosis DNA was found in a significant percentage of sarcoidosis patients, we analyzed the relationship between HLA-DRB1 alleles, inflammatory markers and the presence of M. tuberculosis DNA in sarcoidosis and its influence on clinical course. METHODS: From 144 patients with sarcoidosis lung tissue, BAL and/or blood were investigated by...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 
Year:
2005 
Journal volume:
22 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
66-74 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1124-0490 
TUM Institution:
Frauenklinik und Poliklinik