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Title: Frequency of haemoglobinopathies and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in Basra
Authors: Hassan, M.K.
Taha, J.Y.
Al Naama, L.M.
Widad, N.M.
Jasim, S.N.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
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
Description: 45-54
Keywords: Epidemiology, Molecular
Fetal Hemoglobin
Gene Frequency
Genetic Counseling
Genetic Screening
Hemoglobin C Disease
Subject: Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
ISSN: 1020-3397
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