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HLA-B27, associated conditions, and the Lupus Connection
A user asked a question about the list of conditions associated with HLA-B27.  It was never answered.  This is by no means a full list; however, it does contain lupus.

• Ankylosing spondylitis
• Chondrocalcinosis
• Colitis-related arthritis  
• Connective tissue diseases  
• CREST syndrome  
• Dermatomyositis
• Enteropathic arthritis
• Fibromyalgia  
• Giant cell arteritis
• Gout  
• HLA-B27-related diseases
• Lupus
• Lyme disease
• Mixed connective tissue disease
• Myositis
• Osteoarthritis
• Osteoporosis
• Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
• Polymyositis  
• Pseudogout
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Raynaud's disease
• Reactive arthritis
• Reiter's syndrome
• Scleroderma
• Sjogren’s syndrome
• Spondyloarthropathies
• Systemic lupus erythematosus
• Systemic sclerosis
• Temporal arteritis
• Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
• Undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy

Also:
Vasculitis
Uveitis
IBDs, including Ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease



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Thanks, I was 99.99% sure that someday Lupus would be connected to HLA B27. I had my HLA done in 1981 and have been laughed at and scoffed at for years by doctors when voicing my hypothesis. I am a member of Mensa and am proud to think for myself and question the status quo!
dorthwoman aka Dorothy Montague
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