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ABO Blood groups and susceptibility to brucellosis

(2015) ABO Blood groups and susceptibility to brucellosis. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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The relationship between blood groups and some infections such as norovirus, cholera, and malaria has been reported. Despite the importance of brucellosis, there is a lack of data on the relationship between blood groups and brucellosis. Thus, in this study, we examined the relationship be-tween blood groups and brucellosis. In this case-control study, the blood groups of 100 patients with brucellosis and 200 healthy individuals were studied. Exclusion criteria for the control group consisted of a positive Coombs Wright test or a history of brucellosis. The chi-square test was used to compare qualitative variables between the two groups. The variables that met inclusion criteria for the regression model were entered into the logistic regression model. A total of 43z patients were female and 57z male; 27z were urban and 73z rural. Regression analysis showed that the likelihood of brucellosis infection was 6.26 times more in people with blood group AB than in those with blood group O (P < 0.001). However, Rh type was not associated with brucellosis infection. Thus, there is a relationship be-tween blood group and brucellosis. People with blood group AB were susceptible to brucellosis, but no difference was observed for brucellosis infection in terms of blood Rh type. © 2015, National Institute of Health. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: arthralgia; Article; blood group ABO system; brucellosis; case control study; chill; controlled study; Coombs test; disease predisposition; female; fever; genetic susceptibility; human; major clinical study; male; myalgia; questionnaire; rural population; sweating; urban population; brucellosis, blood group ABO system, ABO Blood-Group System; Brucellosis; Case-Control Studies; Disease Susceptibility; Female; Humans; Male
Page Range: pp. 124-127
Journal or Publication Title: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume: 68
Number: 2
Publisher: National Institute of Health
Identification Number: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2014.185
ISSN: 13446304
Depositing User: مهندس جمال محمودپور

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