Association of the Lewis blood-group phenotype with recurrent urinary tract infections in women.

@article{Sheinfeld1989AssociationOT,
  title={Association of the Lewis blood-group phenotype with recurrent urinary tract infections in women.},
  author={Joel Sheinfeld and Anthony Schaeffer and Carlos Cordon-Cardo and Andr{\'e} Rogatko and William R. Fair},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={320 12},
  pages={773-7}
}
Blood-group antigens are found on the surface of urothelial cells and may affect bacterial adherence and thereby the susceptibility to urinary tract infection. We determined the ABO, P, and Lewis blood-group phenotypes in 49 white women with histories of recurrent urinary tract infections and compared them with those found in 49 healthy control women without recurrent urinary tract infections. There was no significant difference between the two groups in the distribution of the ABO or P… CONTINUE READING