What is the role of HLA-B27 typing in the workup of ophthalmologic manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis?

Updated: May 15, 2020
  • Author: Jean Deschênes, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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A positive result narrows the differential diagnosis to the seronegative spondyloarthropathies. This also may be a useful prognostic indicator for the severity of ocular disease.


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