Omar Benítez

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During the 15th International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Workshop (IHIWS), 14 human leukocyte antigen (HLA) laboratories participated in the Analysis of HLA Population Data (AHPD) project where 18 new population samples were analyzed statistically and compared with data available from previous workshops. To that aim, an original methodology was(More)
The genetic polymorphism of the Paraguayan population results from the admixture between South American Indians named Guaranis and Spaniards. In order to evaluate the genetic predominance in the Paraguayan population, we typed 50 healthy Paraguayans for HLA-DRB1 by molecular biology and compared their HLA-DRB1 polymorphism to that of the Guaranis and of two(More)
In this study we investigated the human leucocyte antigen-A (HLA-A), -B and DRB1 polymorphism of Native American population of Paraguay, the Guarani Indians. We found that the HLA variability consisted of 5 HLA-A, 7 HLA-B and 6 HLA-DRB1 groups of alleles and of several specific alleles (B*1504, B*3505, B*3912, B*4004, B*5104, DRB1*0411, DRB1*1413) common in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the adolescent's knowledge and attitude on the use of folic acid to avoid congenital neural tube defects. METHOD Three hundred and three (303) adolescent students from two different schools, one private and one public, were asked to complete a pre-test survey. After completing the survey, a lecture was given addressing the(More)
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