Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 12, Number 1-3
TITLE: ABO blood groups and susceptibility to malaria (Short report).
AUTHOR: Khin Saw Aye; Soe Soe; Aung Htay; Than Swe
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2000; 12(1-3): 52-53
ABSTRACT: The ability of a host to resist malaria infection is determined not only by immunological mechanisms but also by innate characteristics of the host. Innate resistance is genetically determined and as such exists without exposure to the parasite. Because of these factors, the host may completely resist an infection or reduce its severity. Among these genetic factors, the association between Duffy blood group determinants and Plasmodium vivax infection is well established . Association between ABO blood groups and malaria infection was reported by many authors [2-5], but with conflicting results. Thus, ABO blood groups and malaria infection was examined in malaria endemic regions of Myanmar.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: ABO Blood-Group System. Malaria.