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Clinical and Laboratory Investigations
Distribution of Blood Groups Among Syphilitic Abu Dhabians in the United Arab Emirates
M Farid, TH Sallam, S El Shiemi, MJ Al-Jamal
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Farid M, Sallam T H, El Shiemi S, Al-Jamal M J. Distribution of Blood Groups Among Syphilitic Abu Dhabians in the United Arab Emirates. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1981;47:269-272
Copyright: (C)1981 Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology
AbstractABO and Rh blood groups among 54 syphilitics were determined. A significantly increased incidence of syphilis in persons blood groups B and AB was observed; significant decrease in those having groups A and 0. A significant decrease in, the incidence of syphilis was also observed in Rh negative 'subjects. These results suggest a possible relationship between the inheritance of blood groups and the natural defence mechanism against syphilis.