TABLE 2.

Frequency of cp26 and cp29 in Malians with HLA-B*35 compared to that in the rest of the populationa

Parasite typeChildren with parasites with HLA-B*35
Present (n = 126)Absent (n = 263)
n%n%
cp2631259235
cp27695510841
cp28108104
cp2916125320
cp26 or cp29473714555
  • 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).