Paulo Cesar Naoum

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7 and preventive and therapeutic measures. The association between maternal immunization and newborn hemolytic diseases as well as resistance to malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax observed in carriers of the Duffy negative phenotype [Fy(a-b-)] illustrate these conditions. The molecular basis of blood group polymorphisms is well understood. However,(More)
All pigments of hemoglobin (oxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, sulphemoglobin and carboxyhemoglobin) are of clinical importance and each has a laboratorial characteristic in the absorption spectrum. Methemoglobin, in which the ferrous iron atom of the heme group has been oxidized to a ferric iron atom, is unable to carry molecular oxygen. Various red cell(More)
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