Abstract

We compared the serological phenotypic frequencies of ABO, MNSs, and Duffy in 417 blood donors and 309 malaria patients from four Brazilian Amazon areas. Our results suggest no correlation between ABO phenotype and malaria infection in all areas studied. We observed significant correlation between the S+s+, S+s-, and S-s+ phenotypes and malaria infection in three areas. Some of the Duffy phenotypes showed significant correlation between donors and malaria patients in different areas. These data are an additional contribution to the establishment of differential host susceptibility to malaria.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6617
Print ISSN
0018-7143
Pages
pp. 215-219
Launched on MUSE
2006-08-09
Open Access
No
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