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The influence of haptoglobin polymorphisms on severe malaria occurrence was assessed in 1183 individuals from The Gambia. No significant association was found between severe malaria and either haptoglobin genotypes or phenotypes. The advantages of using a deoxyribonucleic acid-based haptoglobin typing method are discussed.


Journal article


Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg

Publication Date





327 - 328


Case-Control Studies, Gambia, Gene Frequency, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genotype, Haptoglobins, Humans, Immunity, Innate, Malaria, Falciparum, Polymorphism, Genetic