Table 1

Therapeutic status in GCA patients defined by HLA DRB1*04 groups

20 GCA patients
with DRB1*04
21 GCA patients without DRB1*04
Corticosteroid >20 mg/day (n=9)81p<0.001
Corticosteroid <20 mg/day (n=32)1220
  • Uncorrected χ2 7.42, p 0.0064, RR 2.37 1.43 <RR <3.92 95% CI, Fisher exact tailed p value 0.008.