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Is There a Relationship Between Blood Group and COVID-19 Susceptibility?

Version 1 : Received: 28 April 2020 / Approved: 30 April 2020 / Online: 30 April 2020 (05:51:35 CEST)

How to cite: Golinelli, D.; Boetto, E.; Fantini, M.P. Is There a Relationship Between Blood Group and COVID-19 Susceptibility?. Preprints 2020, 2020040516 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0516.v1). Golinelli, D.; Boetto, E.; Fantini, M.P. Is There a Relationship Between Blood Group and COVID-19 Susceptibility?. Preprints 2020, 2020040516 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0516.v1).

Abstract

Objective: On March 11, 2020 the WHO declared that COVID-19 is pandemic. Among the risk factors for many infectious diseases, a role of the ABO blood group system is reported in the literature. We argue whether it is necessary to investigate the relationship between ABO blood groups and susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and if we should consider some blood groups as potential risk factors for COVID-19. Results: Based on the scientific evidence reported in this letter, we believe that further studies are needed to investigate how the ABO polymorphism influences the host susceptibility, individual response and clinical risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Subject Areas

ABO blood groups system; COVID-19; susceptibility; SARS-CoV-2; SARS

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