rs17445836 is a SNP in the region of the IRF8 gene.
A large study (~5,000 patients) found an increased risk for multiple sclerosis associated with rs17445836; the odds ratio for the minor allele was reported as 0.80 (CI: 0.72-0.89, p=3.73x10(-9)).10.1038/ng.401
||Meta-analysis of genome scans and replication identify CD6, IRF8 and TNFRSF1A as new multiple sclerosis susceptibility loci
[PMID 20405052] The effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms from genome wide association studies in multiple sclerosis on gene expression.
[PMID 23965942] Genetic variation near IRF8 is associated with serologic and cytokine profiles in systemic lupus erythematosus and multiple sclerosis
[PMID 25989711] Association of IRF8 gene polymorphisms with autoimmune thyroid disease