Prevalence of Diego blood group antigen and the antibody in three ethnic population groups in Klang valley of Malaysia

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Wei, Cheong Tar; Al-Hassan, Faisal Muti; Naim, Norris; Knight, Aishah; Joshi, Sanmukh R.;
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science,volume 7,issue 1,pages26-28 (issn: 0973-6247, eissn: 1998-3565)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3613656, doi: 10.4103/0973-6247.106725
  • Subject: prevalence | Original Article | Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs | Di(a) | Klang Valley | RC633-647.5 | Malaysia | Anti-Di(a)

Background: Diego blood group antigen, Di(a), is very rare among Caucasians and Blacks, but relatively common among the South American Indians and Asians of Mongolian origin. The antibody to Di(a) is clinically significant to cause hemolytic disease in a new-born or hem... View more
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