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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 252-254

Association between alpha-thalassemia carrier prevalence and incidence of COVID-19

1 Private Academi Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Pathum Sookaromdee
Private Academi Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122 Bangkok 103300
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpdtsm.jpdtsm_74_22

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BACKGROUND: The association between COVID-19 incidence and genetic underlying is an interesting issue. The possible association between thalassemia and COVID-19 is proposed. In additional to beta-thalassemia, alpha-thalassemia is another important group of thalassemic disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this report, the authors present an observation on correlation between alpha-thalassemia 1carrier prevalence and incidence of COVID-19 from a tropical country in Southeast Asia that alpha-thalassemia is endemic. RESULTS: According to this study, there is no significant correlation and the calculated correlation coefficient between alpha-thalassemia carrier prevalence and incidence of COVID-19 is equal to − 0.82 (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: According to the current data, there is no discernible link between the incidence of COVID-19 and the prevalence of alpha-thalassemia 1 carriers.

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