Association of ABO blood group and outcome of coccidioidal infection

S. C. Deresinski, Demosthenes Pappagianis, D. A. Stevens

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Abstract

Dissemination of fungal infection due to Coccidioides immitis has been previously shown to be related to hereditary factors. Two associations reported to date are race (e.g., Filipino and black ancestry) and HLA histocomptability type (HLA-A9). In the present study of 105 patients a significant association of blood group B and dissemination is demonstrated. C. immitis is known to possess antigens with blood group A activity. Previous epidemiologic studies have also shown HLA-A9 and blood group B are both more common in persons of black and Filipino ancestry. Further studies are needed to define whether these are independent variables, and may define subgroups at particularly high risk following coccidioidal infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalSabouraudia Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979

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Blood Group Antigens
Coccidioides
Infection
Mycoses
Epidemiologic Studies
HLA-A9 antigen

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Association of ABO blood group and outcome of coccidioidal infection. / Deresinski, S. C.; Pappagianis, Demosthenes; Stevens, D. A.

In: Sabouraudia Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1979, p. 261-264.

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