An epidemiological study of G-6-PD deficiency, sickle cell haemoglobin, and ABO blood groups in relation to malaria incidence in Muslim and Christian communities of Kheda, Gujarat, (India).

@article{Pant1992AnES,
  title={An epidemiological study of G-6-PD deficiency, sickle cell haemoglobin, and ABO blood groups in relation to malaria incidence in Muslim and Christian communities of Kheda, Gujarat, (India).},
  author={Chandra Shekhar Pant and Devendra Kumar Gupta and Rajendra Mohan Bhatt and Alok Sagar Gautam and Ramesh Chandra Sharma},
  journal={The Journal of communicable diseases},
  year={1992},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={199-205}
}
783 blood samples for the study of distribution of ABO blood groups and sickle cell haemoglobin in relation to malaria, from both the sexes of Muslim and Christian populations of Kheda district were screened. 414 blood samples from male individuals were screened for G-6-PD deficiency. High frequency of G-6-PD deficiency was observed in Christians (5.9%) and low in Muslim (1.8%) population, whereas sickle cell haemoglobin in Muslim population was 1.5% and absent in Christians. Blood group B was… CONTINUE READING