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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 540-544
Determination of ABO blood grouping and Rhesus factor from tooth material

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MIDSR Dental College and Hospital, Latur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karntataka, India
3 Department of Dentistry, Belgavi Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgavi, Karntataka, India

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Pooja Vijay Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MIDSR Dental College and Hospital, Latur - 413 512, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.190962

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Objective: The aim of the study was to determine blood groups and Rhesus factor from dentin and pulp using absorption-elution (AE) technique in different time periods at 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months, respectively. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 cases, 30 patients each at 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months were included in the study. The samples consisted of males and females with age ranging 13-60 years. Patient's blood group was checked and was considered as "control." The dentin and pulp of extracted teeth were tested for the presence of ABO/Rh antigen, at respective time periods by AE technique. Statistical Analysis: Data were analyzed in proportion. For comparison, Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test was used for the small sample. Results: Blood group antigens of ABO and Rh factor were detected in dentin and pulp up to 12 months. For both ABO and Rh factor, dentin and pulp showed 100% sensitivity for the samples tested at 0 month and showed a gradual decrease in the sensitivity as time period increased. The sensitivity of pulp was better than dentin for both the blood grouping systems and ABO blood group antigens were better detected than Rh antigens. Conclusion: In dentin and pulp, the antigens of ABO and Rh factor were detected up to 12 months but showed a progressive decrease in the antigenicity as the time period increased. When compared the results obtained of dentin and pulp in ABO and Rh factor grouping showed similar results with no statistical significance. The sensitivity of ABO blood grouping was better than Rh factor blood grouping and showed a statistically significant result.

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