|Title:||Frequency of haemoglobinopathies and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in Basra|
Al Naama, L.M.
|Abstract:||Basra, southern Iraq, was mapped for haemoglobinopathies and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD] deficiency. Of 1064 couples aged 14-60 years recruited from the Public Health Laboratory, 49 had beta-thalassaemia trait, 69 had sickle-cell trait, 2 had haemoglobin D trait, 2 had haemoglobin C trait and 1 had high persistent fetal haemoglobin. Carriers of major beta-globin disorders comprised 11.48%. G6PD deficiency was detected in 133 individuals [12.5%]. Only 10 couples [0.94%] were at risk of having children affected with either sickle-cell disease or beta-thalassaemia major. These defects constitute a real health problem and necessitate a management plan and public health education for early diagnosis and therapy|
Hemoglobin C Disease
|Subject:||Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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