The Correlation of Allergic Rhinitis with ABO Phenotype

  • N. TopnoEmail author
  • V. P. Narvey
  • A. K. Jain
Original Article


The aim of study the correlation of ABO phenotypes in patients of allergic rhinitis and controls and to compare our study with the previous studies to analyse the association of above. 100 patients with symptoms of allergic rhinitis and 100 controls individual were selected from same geographical region and paired by gender and age were enrolled in the study. Detailed history, examination and relevant radiological and hematological investigations were done. ABO phenotypes were identified in red blood cells using hemagglutination technique. This clinic-based observational study was conducted among the patients presenting with signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Maximum no. of cases were seen in ABO phenotype O (52%), followed by A, B and AB (33, 12 and 3% respectively) and it was found to be statistically significant (p = 0.001). Also more number of male patients were found in B and O blood group which was statistically significant (OR 5.33, p = 0.017 and OR 3.63, p = 0.006 respectively). Controls showed marginalized difference in distribution among the basis of different ABO phenotypes. The O blood group phenotype of ABO histo-blood group system is associated with AR. This study contributes to the better understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical variability of this disease and may help to improve strategies towards its prevention and diagnosis. Additionally, ABO histo-blood group phenotyping, an inexpensive and easy to perform assay could be used to identify individuals at risk of developing allergic rhinitis.


Allergic rhinitis ABO phenotype O blood group 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Ethical Standard

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyGRMCGwaliorIndia

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