Krvne grupe ABO i Rh sistema u uzorku obolelih od malignih tumora digestivnog trakta u Bosni i Hercegovini
ABO histo-blood groups and Rh systems in relation to malignant tumors of the digestive tract in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The distribution of ABO blood groups and the Rhesus factor was analyzed in 279 patients who suffered from malignant tumors of the digestive system. Patients were registered retrospectively in the Gastroenterohepatology Clinic, Clinical Center, University of Sarajevo over a discontinuous period of 88 months. From the results obtained, it was concluded that: (a) men became ill from gastric cancer significantly more frequently than women; (b) the frequency of liver carcinoma was three times higher than the global frequency and the frequency neighboring ethnic groups; and (c) patients with blood group B and patients with RhD(-) exhibited a significantly higher proportion of disease.
Keywords:ABO blood groups; Rh systems; digestive system; malignant tumors; Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source:Archives of Biological Sciences, 2008, 60, 4, 593-599