A Bangladeshi family with three sisters ‘Bombay’ or Oh phenotype

Three sisters in a same family (MIAH FAMILY) are of ‘Bombay’ phenotype. These being the first known female examples of ‘Bombay’ blood group have been detected in Bangladesh. As predicted by current theory their red cells are Le(a+b-) and their saliva do not contain any of the antigens A, Band H except Lea substance. Family studies showed that individuals with ‘Bombay’ or Oh phen”otypemay have A or B gene which are not expressed. This very particular type of blood is one of the rarest in any other parts of world except in India…

 

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