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Duffy,

surname of the patient in whom this antigen was first found in 1950.
Duffy antigen - may be related to resistance to malarial infection.
Duffy blood group
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Fy(a)/Fy(b) antigen polymorphism in human erythrocyte Duffy antigen affects susceptibility to Plasmodium vivax malaria.
A Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC) polymorphism that determines pro-fibrotic chemokine serum concentrations is not directly associated with severity of hepatitis C infection.
Antibodies to the Duffy antigens are commonly found in a patient's plasma and are a cause of transfusion reactions if carefully matched antigen negative blood is not given.
b) Eight of the 12 patients (75%) followed prospectively in the study were alloimmunized before entry, and 3 (25%) developed new antibodies after receiving blood matched for Rh, Kell, Kidd, and Duffy antigens.