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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 576107, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/576107
Research Article

Frequencies of Blood Group Systems MNS, Diego, and Duffy and Clinical Phases of Carrion’s Disease in Amazonas, Peru

1Institute of Tropical Medicine Daniel A. Carrion, Faculty of Medicine, Major National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru
2Genetics and Molecular Biology Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of San Martin of Porres, Lima, Peru
3Institute of Biological Chemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Major National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru
4Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA), Direction of the Sub Region of Health Bagua, Bagua Grande, Amazonas, Peru
5Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA), General Direction of Environmental Health (DIGESA), Lima, Peru

Received 31 August 2013; Revised 7 February 2014; Accepted 20 February 2014; Published 31 March 2014

Academic Editor: Jose G. Estrada-Franco

Copyright © 2014 Oscar Acosta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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