Monday, November 3, 2008

Haplogroup H and Sepsis

There's an interesting article about haplogroup H members having an increased chance of surviving sepsis (blood poisoning) on Mathilda's Anthropology blog.
MtDNA haplogroup H was a strong independent predictor of outcome during severe sepsis, conferring a 2.12-fold (95% CI 1.02-4.43) increased chance of survival at 180 days compared with individuals without the haplogroup H.

You can read more about this study here.