No Association of Phenotypic ABO Blood Group and Malaria during Pregnancy

Abstract. In a few small studies an association between blood group O and placental malaria has been described. The relationship between blood group and malaria in pregnancy (Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum) was analyzed in 1,468 women from three longitudinal cohort studies in which weekly malaria screening was done systematically during pregnancy. One-third of women (447 of 1,468) had at least one malaria infection in pregnancy.

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No Association of Phenotypic ABO Blood Group and Malaria during Pregnancy