Morphea and Autoimmunity: HLA behind the scene?

Authors

  • Nada Boutrid, M.D. 1: LMCVGN Research Laboratory; Faculty of Medicine, Setif-1 University, Algeria 2: Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Setif; Setif-1 University, Algeria https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9697-2773
  • Hakim Rahmoune, M.D. University of Setif 1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/kjm.vol14.15774

Keywords:

Morphea, Autoimmunity, HLA

Abstract

We read with deep attention the case report recently published  about the peculiar association of morphea, celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and dermatomyositis , and we would discuss the particular genetics that lay behind morphea and related autoimmune disorders, with a focus on HLA genes.

Author Biography

Nada Boutrid, M.D., 1: LMCVGN Research Laboratory; Faculty of Medicine, Setif-1 University, Algeria 2: Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Setif; Setif-1 University, Algeria

MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Setif

Faculty of Medicine, Setif-1 University, Algeria

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Published

2021-09-01

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Letters to the Editor