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Research Article

Seasonal Childhood Anaemia in West Africa Is Associated with the Haptoglobin 2-2 Genotype

  • Sarah H Atkinson mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: satkinson@kilifi.mimcom.net

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia, Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Kirk Rockett,

    Affiliation: Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Giorgio Sirugo,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Philip A Bejon,

    Affiliation: Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony Fulford,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Maria A O'Connell,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council, Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Robin Bailey,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Dominic P Kwiatkowski,

    Affiliation: Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew M Prentice

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia, Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 02, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030172

About the Authors

Sarah H Atkinson, Giorgio Sirugo, Robin Bailey, Andrew M Prentice
Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
Sarah H Atkinson, Anthony Fulford, Andrew M Prentice
Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Sarah H Atkinson, Kirk Rockett, Philip A Bejon, Dominic P Kwiatkowski
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Maria A O'Connell
Medical Research Council, Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: satkinson@kilifi.mimcom.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SHA, PAB, DPK, and AMP designed the study. SHA, GS, and MAO performed experiments. SHA, KR, PAB, AF, DPK, and AMP analyzed the data. SHA, GS, and RB enrolled patients. SHA, GS, PAB, AF, MAO, RB, DPK, and AMP contributed to writing the paper.