Study Identifies Genetic Risk, Protective Factors for Late-onset MG in Italy

Study Identifies Genetic Risk, Protective Factors for Late-onset MG in Italy

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Study Identifies Genetic Risk, Protective Factors for Late-onset MG in Italy

A specific haplotype — or genetic signature inherited from one parent — was identified as a risk factor for the development of generalized late-onset myasthenia gravis (LOMG) in the Italian population. A second haplotype was newly identified as having a potential protective effect against the disorder, similar to its effect on other autoimmune diseases. The study, “Human Leukocyte Antigen Class II associations in late-onset Myasthenia Gravis,” was published in the journal Annals of Clinical and…

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