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ABO blood groups, Rhesus negativity, and primary biliary cirrhosis
  1. A. N. Hamlyn,
  2. J. S. Morris,
  3. S. Sherlock

    Abstract

    The distribution of blood groups and Rhesus negativity in 91 British patients with primary biliary cirrhosis was compared with a sample of registered blood donors. There were no significant differences from the expected proportions calculated from the control groups. Although the number of cases studied is small the analysis does not confirm previous reports of an excess of A group in the disease. If a genetic basis exists for primary biliary cirrhosis alternative markers must be found.

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