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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Atopic dermatitis and ABO blood group

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dwijendra Nath Gangopadhyay
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.25186

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BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic recurrent genetically determined skin disease affecting all age groups. PURPOSES: To study epidemiological and environmental factors, clinical patterns and the relationship of atopic dermatitis with ABO blood group system. METHODS: In 30 atopic dermatitis patients blood group distribution was compared with the distribution in 1500 relative donors of the blood bank of the same institute. FINDINGS: There were 18 males (60%) and 12 females (40%). Family and personal history of atopy were observed in 21 (70%(and 19 cases (63.3%) respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Blood group O subjects were significantly less in the study population in comparison to control. LIMITATION: Hospital based study with small sample size; hence the result cannot be generalized.

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