Admixture Mapping of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

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phs001441 Case-Control

Study Description

In this study, we used admixture mapping to test the hypothesis that genomic variations with different frequencies in European and African ancestral genomes influence susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in a sample of African Americans. A total of 565 adult African Americans were genotyped for admixture mapping. Cases were unique African American adult inpatients with monomicrobial SAB (N=390) and controls are age-matched adult African American inpatients with no current or past S. aureus infection (N=175).

After empirical multiplicity adjustment, one region on chromosome 6 (52 SNPs, P = 4.56e-05) in the HLA class II region was found to exhibit a genome-wide statistically significant increase in European ancestry. This region encodes genes involved in HLA-mediated immune response and these results provide additional evidence for genetic variation influencing HLA-mediated immunity, modulating susceptibility to SAB.

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