Blood group AB is associated with increased risk for severe dengue disease in secondary infections.

  • Kalayanarooj S
  • Gibbons R
  • Vaughn D
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Abstract

Why certain individuals progress to severe dengue disease is unknown. In this study, blood groups associated with dengue disease were investigated. ABO phenotypes were identified by use of serum from 399 patients with dengue-virus infection who participated in a cohort study. ABO blood-group frequencies were similar in primary versus secondary dengue-virus infections. However, in secondary infection, individuals with blood group AB were likely to have dengue hemorrhagic fever grade 3 than either grades 1 and 2 combined (corrected P value,

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  • acute course blood groups children dengue dengue h

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Authors

  • S Kalayanarooj

  • R V Gibbons

  • D Vaughn

  • S Green

  • A Nisalak

  • R G Jarman

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