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Title: Incidence of haemoglobinopathies detected through neonatal screening in the United Arab Emirates
Authors: Al Hosani, H.
Salah, M.
Osman, H.M.
Farag, H.M.
Anvery, S.M.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: In January 2002, a pilot programme of neonatal screening for sickle cell disease was launched in the United Arab Emirates [UAE] in 3 districts of Abu Dhabi emirate. This paper reports the incidence of sickle cell diseases, other haemoglobinopathies and haemoglobinopathy carriers over a 12-month period using high performance liquid chromatography as a primary screening method. The overall incidence of sickle cell disease among 22 200 screened neonates was 0.04% [0.07% for UAE citizens and 0.02% for non-UAE citizens]. The incidence of sickle cell trait was 1.1% overall [1.5% for UAE citizens and 0.8% for non-UAE citizens]. Universal neonatal screening for sickle cell haemoglobin at the national level should be considered
Description: 300-307
Keywords: Birth Rate
Chromatography, Liquid
Follow-Up Studies
Genetic Counseling
Hemoglobin C Disease
Subject: Anemia, Sickle Cell
ISSN: 1020-3397
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