GWAS Uncovers Genotype Predictive of Serious Immunosuppressant-caused Pancreatitis | GenomeWeb

Originally published Sept. 16.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A study led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School has identified an alteration in the HLA area of the genome that confers up to a 17 percent risk of developing potentially life-threatening pancreatitis in patients with irritable bowel diseases as a side effect of treatment with thiopurine immunosuppressant drugs.

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