Are erectile functions affected by AB0 blood group?

  • Erdal Benli | drerdalbenli@gmail.com Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu, Turkey.
  • Abdullah Çırakoglu Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu, Turkey.
  • Ercan Ögreden Department of Urology, Giresun University, Faculty of Medicine, Giresun, Turkey.
  • Selamettin Demir Clinic of Urology, Istanbul Hospital, Van, Turkey.
  • Yasemin Kaya Department of Internal Medicine, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu, Turkey.
  • Mustafa Ibas Intern, Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey.
  • Ali Ayyıldız Clinic of Urology, Ankara Training Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ahmet Yüce Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu, Turkey.

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED), thought to be a vascular disease, and AB0 blood group. Material and Method: The study included 350 people abiding by the study criteria who applied to our clinic from April 2012-April 2015. The patients were divided into two groups including those with ED (Group 1) and those without (Group 2). Age, blood group, IIEF-5 score and presence of additional diseases were recorded. Erectile functions were analyzed according to blood group. Results: There was no difference between the mean age of 111 patients with ED and that of 239 patients without ED included in the study (p = 0.284). There was no difference between patients in the two groups in terms of smoking, alcohol use, hypertension and diabetes (p > 0.05). Among patients in the ED group, the mean IIEF-5 score according to blood group was 19.8 ± 5.04 in the 0 blood group, 16.5 ± 5.2 in the A blood group, 17.2 ± 5.3 in the B blood group and 13.3 ± 3.02 in the AB blood group. The IIEF-5 scores of individuals in the 0 blood group were significantly high compared to individuals in other blood groups (p = 0.004). Logistic regression analysis found that compared to the 0 blood group, the erectile dysfunction risk was 3.9 times greater for the A blood group, 3.5 times greater for the B blood group and 4.7 times greater for the AB blood group (p = 0.001) (Table 3). Conclusion: The risk of erectile dysfunction was significantly increased for individuals in the A, B and AB blood groups compared to individuals in the 0 blood group.

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Author Biographies

Erdal Benli, Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu
urology department
Abdullah Çırakoglu, Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu
urology department
Ercan Ögreden, Department of Urology, Giresun University, Faculty of Medicine, Giresun
urology department
Selamettin Demir, Clinic of Urology, Istanbul Hospital, Van
clinic of urology
Yasemin Kaya, Department of Internal Medicine, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu
internel medicine
Mustafa Ibas, Intern, Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya
intern
Ali Ayyıldız, Clinic of Urology, Ankara Training Research Hospital, Ankara
urology department
Ahmet Yüce, Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu
urologj department
Published
2016-12-30
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Original Papers - Andrology
Keywords:
AB0 blood group, Erectile dysfunction, Vascular disease
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Benli, E., Çırakoglu, A., Ögreden, E., Demir, S., Kaya, Y., Ibas, M., Ayyıldız, A., & Yüce, A. (2016). Are erectile functions affected by AB0 blood group?. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 88(4), 270-273. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2016.4.270