ISSN 2149-3987 | E-ISSN 2149-553X
Original Article
ABO and RhD Blood Groups in Nasal Polyposis
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mostar University Hospital; Mostar University School of Medicine, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina  
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mostar University Hospital, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina  
3 Center for Transfusion Medicine, Mostar University Hospital, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina  
4 Mostar University School of Medicine, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina,.  
5 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital; Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56: 21-24
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2018.3048
Key Words: Chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, blood group system, ABO, RhD
Abstract

 

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine ABO and RhD blood group distribution in nasal polyposis (NP) patients and  whether there is a specific ABO or RhD blood phenotype associated with susceptibility to or protection with respect to development of NP.

 

Methods: The study group comprised 126 consecutive patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and bilateral NP. The control group comprised 126 healthy blood donors. All participants were from the same geographical region. Distribution of ABO and RhD phenotypes in all participants was studied.

 

Results: There were no significant differences between patients and controls in the distribution of the A (p=0.520), B (p=0.306), AB (p=0.673), O (p=0.894), and RhD (p=0.742) phenotypes.

 

Conclusion: According to the present results, the ABO and RhD blood group systems are not associated with development of NP.

 

Cite this article as: Jelavic B, Marković J, Klarić S, Martinac M, Selak S, Baudoin T. ABO and RhD Blood Groups in Nasal Polyposis. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56: 21-4

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