Correlation of ABO Blood Groups and Rh Factor with The Severity of Generalized Chronic Periodontitis: Across Sectional Study in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Diana Mostafa Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Al Farabi Colleges, Riyadh, KSA
  • Essam I. Elkhatat Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Al Farabi Colleges, Riyadh, KSA
  • Pradeep Koppolu Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, KSA
  • Muna Mahgoub Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Al Farabi Colleges, Riyadh, KSA
  • Esam Dhaifullah Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Al Farabi Colleges, Riyadh, KSA
  • Ahmed Hussein Hassan Department of Basic Sciences, Al Farabi Colleges, Riyadh, KSA



Chronic periodontitis, Periodontal Diseases, ABO Blood Groups, Rh Factor, Severity


BACKGROUND: The development of periodontal diseases depends on the presence of causative microorganisms, host immunity and risk factors. Although variability present among the types of periodontal diseases, all are represented to a shared interaction between host and bacteria. ABO blood groups are the most investigated erythrocyte antigen system. However, limited investigations have been conducted to explore the alliance between ABO blood groups and periodontal diseases.

AIM: Our purpose was to explore any possible association between the severity of chronic periodontitis with ABO blood groups and Rh factor.

METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 205 patients out of 1126 generalised chronic periodontitis patients (GCP) who were referred to Al-Farabi Colleges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They were categorized into; group I (mild), group II (moderate) and group III (sever).

RESULTS: The patients with blood group O were at a greater risk to develop GCP irrespective of its severity, followed by those with blood group A, B, and AB. The dispensation of the Rh factor in all groups exhibited a significantly greater distribution of Rh positive.

CONCLUSION: Genetic factors such as ABO blood group antigens may act as a risk influencer that affects the progression and severity of the chronic periodontitis.


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Mostafa D, Elkhatat EI, Koppolu P, Mahgoub M, Dhaifullah E, Hassan AH. Correlation of ABO Blood Groups and Rh Factor with The Severity of Generalized Chronic Periodontitis: Across Sectional Study in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 15 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];7(4):617-22. Available from:



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