The effects of blood group types on the risk of COVID-19 infection and its clinical outcome.

Göker H., Aladağ K., Demiroğlu H., Ayaz C., Büyükaşik Y., Inkaya A. Ç. , ...More

Turkish journal of medical sciences, vol.50, pp.679-683, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-2005-395
  • Journal Name: Turkish journal of medical sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.679-683
  • Keywords: Blood groups, COVID-19, SARS-COV-2, susceptibility, clinical outcome, SUSCEPTIBILITY


Background/aim: COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease of 2019) is an infectious disease outbreak later on declared as a pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2). It spreads very rapidly and can result in severe acute respiratory failure. The clinical studies have shown that advanced age and chronic diseases increase the risk of infection. However, influence of the blood groups on COVID-19 infection and its outcome remains to be confirmed. The aim of this study is to investigate whether there exists a relationship between the blood groups of the patients and risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients.