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Title: Concurrent left-sided spontaneous penumothorax in Japanese monogerminal twins
Authors: Tsukadaira, A ×
Okubo, Y
Ota, M
Hotta, Junichi
Kubo, K #
Issue Date: Jan-2001
Publisher: Karger
Series Title: Respiration vol:68 issue:6 pages:625-627
Abstract: Monogerminal twin brothers aged 17 were admitted because of concurrent left-sided spontaneous pneumothorax. A familial background of this common disease in association with the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) has been suggested; however, the actual mode of inheritance in association with HLA typing is still uncertain. HLA analysis in this family revealed the HLA-A24, B61 (40), Cw3, DR4, DR53, and DQ3 haplotype in the twins and their father, who also had a medical history of spontaneous pneumothorax. We report these cases as an extremely rare example of familial occurrence of spontaneous pneurnothorax. Copyright (C) 2001 S.KargerAG, Basel.
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ISSN: 0025-7931
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Imaging and Photonics
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