Clinical and immunogenetic correlates of abacavir hypersensitivity
Phillips, E.J., Wong, G., Kaul, R., Shahabi, K., Nolan, D., Knowles, S.R., Martin, A.M., Mallal, S. and Shear, N.H. (2005) Clinical and immunogenetic correlates of abacavir hypersensitivity. AIDS, 19 (9). pp. 979-981.
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A patch test (PT) may be useful in defining true abacavir hypersensitivity syndrome (AHS). Seven previously PT-positive patients remote from the original AHS were shown to have robust 24 h responses, supporting PT durability. HLA-B*5701 was present in all seven PT-positive versus one of 11 controls tolerating abacavir (P < 0.001). Five of seven PT (71%) versus one of 11 controls (9%) (P = 0.005) showed significant abacavir-specific CD8 proliferation, suggesting a direct role for HLA-B*5701-restricted CD8 cells in the pathophysiology of AHS.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics|
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.|
|Copyright:||© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.|
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