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HLA antigens in ovarian adenocarcinoma patients
Sixty five patients affected by ovarian carcinoma, 40 controls with benign ovarian disease were typed for HLA A, B and C antigens and compared with 132 adult female blood donors. A highly significant increase in HLA B7 antigen (p = 0,0083) and a decrease in HLA All, A28, B12 (p = 0,04; p = 0,001; p = 0.03 respectively) in patients vs controls has been noticed. The comparison among the ovarian benign disease patients, and those with ovarian carcinoma and the healthy controls showed a decrease in the HLA Al antigen frequency. Besides, the patients presented an increased and a decreased frequency of the A and O blood phenotypes respectively. These data confirm those of other Authors, and we can conclude that the neoplastic disease does not show a strong association with histocompatibility antigens.