Human platelet antigen polymorphisms and the risk of chronic Chagas disease cardiomyopathy

Deborah Elzita Do Carmo Corrêa, Christiane Maria Ayo, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer, Eliane Papa Ambrosio-Albuquerque, Pâmela Guimarães Reis, Cinara Cássia Brandão De Mattos, Reinaldo Bulgarelli Bestetti, Luiz Carlos De Mattos & Ana Maria Sell
Human platelet antigen (HPA) polymorphisms are considered to be a risk factor for cardiac and vascular diseases, but the role of HPA in chronic Chagas disease cardiomyopathy (CCC) is not available. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of HPA polymorphisms, HPA-1, HPA-2, HPA-3, HPA-5 and HPA-15, in the severity of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in CCC patients. For this, 229 CCC patients were separated into three groups: without LVSD,...
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