Parasite type | Children with parasites with HLA-B*35 | |||
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Present (n = 126) | Absent (n = 263) | |||

n | % | n | % | |

cp26 | 31 | 25 | 92 | 35 |

cp27 | 69 | 55 | 108 | 41 |

cp28 | 10 | 8 | 10 | 4 |

cp29 | 16 | 12 | 53 | 20 |

cp26 or cp29 | 47 | 37 | 145 | 55 |

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*a*All the children for which the HLA type was known were divided into two groups based on the presence of HLA-B*35, and the numbers of children with infections with each parasite type were then scored. Thus, a child with a mixed infection of cp26 and cp27 would be included in each of those categories but not in the cp28 or cp29 category. The total scores for infections with either cp26 or cp29 were then determined for each group of children. There is a decreased occurrence of cp26 and cp29 both together and separately in individuals with HLA-B*35*(P*< 0.001).