Lewis blood group system

Lewis blood group system

[′lü·əs ′bləd ‚grüp ‚sis·təm]
(immunology)
An antigen, designated by Lea, first recognized in a Mrs. Lewis, occurring in about 22% of the population, detected by anti-Leaantibodies; primarily composed of soluble antigens of serum and body fluids like saliva, with secondary absorption by erythrocytes.
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DNA sequencing and screening for point mutations in the human Lewis (FUT3) gene enables molecular genotyping of the human Lewis blood group system. Vox Sang 1996;70:97-103.
Daniels (Bristol Institute for Transfusion Services) and Bromilow (DiaMed AG) describe the ABO, Rh, Kell, Duffy, Kidd, MNS, Diego, and Lewis blood group systems, and explain the clinical significance of blood group antibodies causing hemolytic transfusion reaction and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
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