ABO-Rh blood groups and type of food are amongst urinary tract infection causatives

  • Marwan Abdul Raheem Yass Physiology Department, College of medicine , Hawler medical university, Erbil, Iraq
  • Suzan Sami Ali Physiology Department, College of medicine , Hawler medical university, Erbil, Iraq
  • Ahang Ali Ahmad Physiology Department, College of medicine , Hawler medical university, Erbil, Iraq
Keywords: urinary tract infection, ABO/Rh blood groups distribution, urine and saliva pH


Background and objectives: The urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs in any part of the urinary system. Researches on bacterial adhesions were carried out due to the role of blood group types or the influence of numerous kinds of foods. This study is an attempt to investigate the role of these two factors.

Methods: This work was conducted through; first; investigating the ABO-Rh group distribution of 103 patients with UTI, and second; detecting the optimal pH of the media that might facilitates the attachment of Escherichia coli (E. coli) to the lining mucosa layer.

Results: 58.4% of females UTIs patients were between 10- 30 years, and 53.9% of males were more than 51 years. The distribution of blood groups in female UITs patients was as follows;18.2% A+,22.1% B+, 7.8% AB+,44.2% O+, 3.9% A- , 2.6% O-, respectively: and non with B- and AB-, while in male UITs patients was as follows;46.2% A+, 11.5% AB+, 38.5% O+, 3.8% O- respectively, and non with B+, A-, B-, and AB-. The pH of urine in UTIs female patients was less than 7 and saliva pH was 7, whereas both in males were less than 7. Some acid-yielding and alkaline-yielding foods prevented the growth of E. coli. Neutral foods did not.

Conclusions: Patients who are owners of A and O blood groups are more prone to infection at age 10-30 for females and males who are over 51 years. Read phonetically Dictionary - View detailed dictionary. The pH of both urine and saliva in males and females were neutral and slightly acidic. Some acid and alkaline yielding foods prevented the growth of bacteria.


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How to Cite
Yass, M., Ali, S., & Ahmad, A. (2018). ABO-Rh blood groups and type of food are amongst urinary tract infection causatives. Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences (Zanco J Med Sci), 16(1), 71-77. https://doi.org/10.15218/zjms.2012.0012
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