Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 3

Assessment of Association Between ABO Blood Groups and Laryngeal Cancer Among Iranian Population

Nader Saki1, Vita Darakhshandeh1, Somayeh Araghi2, Sara Lotfi2 and Soheila Nikakhlagh1*

1Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing and Speech Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. 2Resident of Otolaryngology, Hearing & Speech Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Received on 20 July 2015 and accepted on 03 September 2015

 

ABSTRACT

There is and controversial evidence regarding the association of ABO blood groups with laryngeal cancers worldwide. There has been no published study containing information on the association between ABO blood groups and laryngeal cancers among Iranian population. Sixty-sex patients with laryngeal cancer in Ahvaz Imam-Khomeini Hospital (Ahvaz, Iran) during 2003 to 2013 were studied as compared to 148 healthy individuals regarding their ABO/Rh blood groups. ABO blood groups and laryngeal cancer were not significantly associated (c2=3.78, p=0.278). The power of our study was 99.37% and 76.89% for ABO and Rh blood groups, respectively. Therefore, we do not report significant relationship between ABO/Rh blood groups and laryngeal cancer in Iranian population.

Keywords : Iranian Population, ABO blood Groups, Laryngeal Cancers, Association.