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HLA stands for human leukocyte antigen. It is the name for gene loci which encode the major histocompatibility complex in humans. This locus is important for the function of the immune system in humans.

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Do you know of any disease where HLA / MHC association discovery has led to better treatment or management?

If we discover an association between a disease and a particular HLA type (MHC class I or class II molecule) then it may provide us with some insight into the disease in a very basic way. However, ...