Is there a relationship between erectile dysfunction
(ED), thought to be a vascular disease, and AB0
A turkish study at the Department of Urology, Ordu
University, Faculty of Medicine, included 350 people
abiding by the study criteria from April 2012-April
The patients were divided into two groups including
those with Erectile Dysfunction (Group 1) and those
without (Group 2).
Age, blood group, International Index of Erectile
Function (IIEF-5) score and presence of additional
diseases were recorded.
Erectile functions were analyzed according to blood
There was no difference between the mean age of 111
patients with Erectile Dysfunction and that of 239
patients without ED included in the study.
There was no difference between patients in the two
groups in terms of smoking, alcohol use,
hypertension and diabetes.
The risk of erectile dysfunction was significantly
increased for individuals in the A, B and AB blood
groups compared to individuals in the 0 blood group.
The IIEF-5 scores of individuals in the 0 blood
group were significantly high compared to
individuals in other blood groups.
Logistic regression analysis found that compared to
the 0 blood group, the erectile dysfunction risk was
3.9 times greater for the A blood group, 3.5 times
greater for the B blood group and 4.7 times greater
for the AB blood group.
Among patients in the erectile dysfunction group,
the mean IIEF-5 score according to blood group was
19.8 ± 5.04 in the 0 blood group, 16.5 ± 5.2 in the
A blood group, 17.2 ± 5.3 in the B blood group and
13.3 ± 3.02 in the AB blood group.
The increased erectile dysfunction risk in th AB
blood group may be related to the synergic effect
caused by the presence of A and B antigens together.
The reason for the relationship between AB0 blood
groups and erectile dysfunction identified in this
study may be related to endotelial dysfunction and
related atherosclerosis occurring in erectile
Many studies have shown a relationship between
atherosclerotic vascular desease and AB0 blood
For more information
Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Are erectile functions affected by AB0 blood group?
Benli E, Çirakoglu A, Ögreden E, Demir S, Kaya Y,
Ibas M, Ayyildiz A, Yüce A.