| CLINICAL AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS
|Year : 1981 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 269--272
Distribution of Blood Groups Among Syphilitic Abu Dhabians in the United Arab Emirates
M Farid, TH Sallam, S El Shiemi, MJ Al-Jamal
ABO 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.
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