Association of ABO blood group with severe falciparum malaria in adults: case control study and meta-analysis

  title={Association of ABO blood group with severe falciparum malaria in adults: case control study and meta-analysis},
  author={Aditya K Panda and Santosh Kumar Panda and Aditya N Sahu and Rina Tripathy and Balachandran Ravindran and Bidyut Kumar Das},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
Erythrocyte-associated antigenic polymorphisms or their absence have perhaps evolved in the human population to protect against malarial infection. Studies in various populations consistently demonstrate that blood group 'O' confers resistance against severe falciparum infection. In India, Odisha state has one of the highest incidences of Plasmodium falciparum infection and contributes to the highest number of deaths by falciparum malaria. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between… CONTINUE READING
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