What is the prevalence of the HLA-B*5701 allele?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Ali Torkamani, PhD; Chief Editor: Karl S Roth, MD  more...
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The HLA-B*5701 allele occurs at approximately a 5 to 8% frequency in European populations, 1% frequency in Asian populations, and less than 1% frequency in African populations. In the United States, African Americans have a reported frequency of between 2 and 4%. [6]


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