Are erectile functions affected by AB0 blood group?

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Erdal Benli *
Abdullah Çırakoglu
Ercan Ögreden
Selamettin Demir
Yasemin Kaya
Mustafa Ibas
Ali Ayyıldız
Ahmet Yüce
(*) Corresponding Author:
Erdal Benli | drerdalbenli@gmail.com

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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Erdal Benli, Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu

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Abdullah Çırakoglu, Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu

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Ercan Ögreden, Department of Urology, Giresun University, Faculty of Medicine, Giresun

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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

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Ali Ayyıldız, Clinic of Urology, Ankara Training Research Hospital, Ankara

urology department

Ahmet Yüce, Department of Urology, Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Ordu

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