Haptoglobin genotypes are not associated with resistance to severe malaria in The Gambia.
Aucan C., Walley AJ., Greenwood BM., Hill AVS.
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.