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Br J Rheumatol. 1988;27:39-41. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/xxvii.suppl_2.39.

The association between ankylosing spondylitis, acute anterior uveitis and HLA-B27: the results of a Swiss family study.

British journal of rheumatology

S M van der Linden, H U Rentsch, N Gerber, A Cats, H A Valkenburg


  1. Department of Clinical Medicine, University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

PMID: 3261189 DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/xxvii.suppl_2.39


Patients with HLA-B27 positive ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in a Swiss family study developed non-granulomatous acute anterior uveitis (AAU) 11 times more often than their healthy relatives sharing the same HLA-B27 positive haplotype (4.4% versus 0.4%; p less than 0.01) during a period of 6 months.


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