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The Relationship between Blood Group Type and Visceral Leishmaniasis in Iran

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PV Kumar 1 , * , SZ Tabei 2 , M Vasei 2 , A Mousavi 2 , IA Rid 2 , E Sadeghi 3

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Professor of Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sci-ences, kumarv@sums.ac.ir, Fars, Iran

2 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

3 Department of Pediatrics, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 10 (4); 259-260
Article Type: Review Article
Received: February 18, 2008
Accepted: July 15, 2008

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Abstract

Background: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or Kala-azar is still a common parasitic infection among children in Iran. This study was performed to investigate the relationship between blood group type and VL among Iranian patients.

 

Methods: were enrolled. The bone marrow materials of 249 children who were clinically suspected for VL were provided from the posterior iliac spine by Jamshidi`s needle.  LD bodies were identified in all cases and diagnosed as VL. The distribution of blood group type of all infected patients was compared with that of a control group of normal donors (2490).

 

Results: There were 198 males and 51 females among VL patients. In both the VL and control groups, the maximum percentage was found in blood group O and minimum in blood group AB.

 

Conclusion: Our results showed that the blood group was not a risk factor in the occurrence of VL. The ABO-Rh blood groups were not associated with the occurrence of VL in Iranian patients.

Keywords

Relationship Blood group Visceral leishmaniasis Iran

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