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Gupta B, Kalhan S, Shukla S, Bahadur S, Singh G, Pathak R. Evaluating Association between ABO Blood Groups and COVID 19. mljgoums. 2021; 15 (6) :1-7
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1- Department of Pathology, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, U.P, India
2- Department of Pathology, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, U.P, India , shalini.bahadur2008@rediffmail.com
3- Department of Community Medicine, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, U.P, India
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Introduction: COVID 19 pandemic caused by SARS-COV2 virus has taken a toll all over the world. The susceptibility of various diseases like Helicobacter Pylori, Hepatitis B virus and Norwalk Virus and even SARS Corona Virus 1 have been associated with ABO blood groups. However, very limited data is available regarding the COVID 19 susceptibility and ABO blood groups. Methods: In the present report we investigated 500 admitted patients who were RTPCR positive for corona virus. Significant Tests were applied to study association of blood groups vis a vis disease severity, ICU admissions and assisted ventilation. Results:  We found out that Type A blood group is more susceptible to severe COVID 19 infection, even though maximum patients were of type B blood group. We also found that type A blood group needed more ICU admission and assisted ventilation then non type A groups and difference was statistically significant. Conclusion: Patients with type A blood group COVID 19 patients with type A blood group might require more vigilant surveillance and aggressive treatment measures. Further studies are required to validate the disease susceptibility.
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Received: 2021/07/20 | Accepted: 2021/09/8 | Published: 2021/10/18 | ePublished: 2021/10/18

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