ABO and Rh blood groups distribution in patients with endometriosis
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We read with interest the article ABO and Rhesus (Rh) blood groups distribution in patients with endometriosis by Matalliotakis et al. . We would like to make comments presenting our results and discuss a possible relation with the results and distribution of the blood group types according to the countries.
Endometriosis affects 8–10% of women in their reproductive years and occurs in 30–50% of women with infertility [2, 3]. Widely accepted theory for the development of the endometriosis is retrograde menstruation. However, it was hypothesized that viability of the endometrial cells on the peritoneal cavity, ectopic implantation, invasion, and maintenance of endometriosis could be related with the potential defective response of the immune system. Although, a number of genetic polymorphisms were identified in the selected endometriosis populations, there was no consistent evidence yet.
The blood type classification is based on the presence or absence of the inherited antigenic...
KeywordsEndometriosis Ovarian Cyst Blood Type Turkish Population Prospective Randomized Control Study
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- 1.Matalliotakis I, Cakmak H, Goumenou A, Sifakis S, Ziogos E, Arici A (2009) ABO and Rh blood groups distribution in patients with endometriosis. Arch Gynecol Obstet 20. [Epub ahead of print]Google Scholar