Association of presumed ocular histoplasmosis with HLA-B7

Am J Ophthalmol. 1978 Jun;85(6):854-8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)78117-6.


Thirty-one white patients who fulfilled the clinical criteria of the syndrome recognized as presumed ocular higtoplasmosis were typed for common histocompatibility antigens. These clinical criteria included the presence of multiple peripheral punched out choroidal atrophic scars, compatible macular disciform lesion in at least one eye, and clear vitreous. Seventeen out of 31 patients were found to have HLA-B7, which is statistically significant at the P less than .005 level when compared to a normal population. More patients should be tested to establish this correlation more firmly. Though this is statistically significant, other factors must be involved as there still remain many patients who fulfill the clinical criteria but do not demonstrate a common histocompatibility antigen.

MeSH terms

  • Eye Diseases / immunology*
  • HLA Antigens*
  • Histocompatibility Testing
  • Histoplasmosis / immunology*
  • Humans


  • HLA Antigens