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Volume 5, Number 5—October 1999


Influence of Host Genetics on the Severity of Coccidioidomycosis

Leslie Louie*Comments to Author , Susanna Ng*, Rana Hajjeh†, Royce Johnson‡, Duc Vugia§, S. Benson Werner§, Ronald Talbot¶, and William Klitz*
Author affiliations: *University of California, Berkeley, California, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California, USA; §California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California, USA; ¶Kern County Public Health Department, Bakersfield, California, USA

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Table 1

Coccidioidomycosis participants, by ethnicity and severity of disease

Cases Caucasians Hispanics African Americans Other Total
Severe 27 50 25 7 109
Mild 50 32 1 0 83
Total 77 82 26 7 192
Outside controls
ABO 8,962 335 3,146
HLA 107 115 (109 for DPB1) 241

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