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Title: Short report: No association of phenotypic ABO blood group and malaria during pregnancy
Authors: Machteld E. Boel
Marcus J. Rijken
Mupawjay Pimanpanarak
Naw Lily Keereecharoen
Stephane Proux
François Nosten
Rose McGready
Mahidol University
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2012
Citation: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.87, No.3 (2012), 447-449
Abstract: In a few small studies an association between blood group O and placental malaria has been described. The relationship between blood group and malaria in pregnancy (Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum) was analyzed in 1,468 women from three longitudinal cohort studies in which weekly malaria screening was done systematically during pregnancy. One-third of women (447 of 1,468) had at least one malaria infection in pregnancy. The ABO blood group phenotype was not associated with the species of infection, frequency of malaria attacks, symptoms of malaria, hematocrit, or parasitemia during pregnancy. Copyright © 2012 by The American Soc iety of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
ISSN: 00029637
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