HLA linkage with familial vesicoureteral reflux and familial pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction

Tissue Antigens. 1989 Sep;34(3):185-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0039.1989.tb01735.x.


The inheritance of HLA haplotypes has been looked at in a family with pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) and two families with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). The data have been combined with those of other reported families and lod scores calculated for both these urinary tract anomalies. There seems no doubt that VUR is linked to HLA whilst the case for PUJO is equivocal.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • HLA Antigens / analysis*
  • Haplotypes
  • Histocompatibility Testing
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Ureteral Obstruction / genetics*
  • Ureteral Obstruction / immunology
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / genetics*
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / immunology


  • HLA Antigens