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A study of “incidence of hypertension in abo and rhesus blood group system”

Authors:Ambareesha Kondam, M. Chandrashekar
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(1): 1426-1429  |  PDF File

Abstract

Abstract: Hypertension may be defined as the sustained elevation of systemic arterial to a level that places the patients at increased risk for target organ damage. According to most accepted opinion the sustained systemic arterial pressure. More than 140/90 mm Hg should be considered hypertensive and should get treatment. The four groups are determined by presence or absence of antigen A (α) and/or antigen B () on the red blood cells, and therefore, an individual is either group A, B, AB or O (O denoting the absence of antigen A and antigen B) 17. In addition it has been shown that, corresponding to the antigens ‘A’ and ‘B’, there are antibodies anti-A (α) and anti-B (β) which occur as agglutinins in the sera of individuals whose red cells lack the corresponding antigen. This study was taken up as there was no clear data on relation between hypertension and ABO and Rhesus blood group system.