Research Article

Association between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk: a meta-analysis

Published: December 15, 2011
Genet. Mol. Res. 10 (4) : 3109-3120 DOI: 10.4238/2011.December.15.2

Abstract

Numerous studies have evaluated the association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk. However, the results have been inconsistent. We made a meta-analysis of the association between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk. Eighteen studies were retrieved, reporting a total of 3419 psoriasis patients and 3297 healthy controls. The associations between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk were estimated by pooled odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI). We found significant associations between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk in the comparisons of positive versus negative alleles (OR = 4.55, 95%CI = 3.65-5.67, P

Numerous studies have evaluated the association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk. However, the results have been inconsistent. We made a meta-analysis of the association between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk. Eighteen studies were retrieved, reporting a total of 3419 psoriasis patients and 3297 healthy controls. The associations between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk were estimated by pooled odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI). We found significant associations between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk in the comparisons of positive versus negative alleles (OR = 4.55, 95%CI = 3.65-5.67, P

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