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What does Duffy positive mean?

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The Duffy glycoprotein is a receptor for chemicals that are secreted by blood cells during inflammation. It also happens to be a receptor for Plasmodium vivax, a parasite that invades red blood cells (RBCs) and causes malaria. RBCs that lack the Duffy antigens are relatively resistant to invasion by P. vivax.