Appraisal of sickle-cell and thalassaemia genes in Saudi Arabia
AbstractA comprehensive national survey of the distribution of the sickle-cell [Hb S] gene and thalassaemia genes was initiated in 1982, with more than 30,055 blood samples collected. The Hb S, alpha- and beta-thalassaemia gene frequency range was 0.005-0.145, 0.01-0.40 and 0.01-0.15 respectively in various areas of Saudi Arabia. We present here an appraisal of sickle-cell and thalassaemia gene occurrence in the Saudi population, based on our studies conducted over 10 years in different regions of Saudi Arabia
El Hazmi, M.A. & Warsy, A.S. (1999). Appraisal of sickle-cell and thalassaemia genes in Saudi Arabia. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (6), 1147-1153, 1999 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118809
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (6), 1147-1153, 1999
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