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Newborn Screening Shows a High Incidence of Sickle Cell Anemia in Central India.
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PMID:  22712682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
There is limited data on the incidence of sickle cell anemia in Central India; we therefore conducted a study to estimate the incidence of this disease in Central India. Mothers who delivered a live baby at the Government Medical College, Nagpur, India were screened for the presence of the sickle cell hemoglobin {Hb S: [β6 (A3) Glu →Val, GAG >GTG]} using the solubility test within 48 hours of delivery. Infants of mothers who showed the presence of Hb S then underwent Hb analysis by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A total of 8243 mothers was screened, 1178 of whom were positive. One thousand, one hundred and sixty-two infants of mothers with a positive solubility test underwent Hb analysis by HPLC; 530 infants were normal, while 536 were heterozygous for Hb S (sickle cell trait), 88 babies were homozygous for Hb S (sickle cell anemia), while another eight babies had other Hb abnormalities. The incidence of sickle cell anemia was highest in the Scheduled caste group (1:50). We concluded that the incidence of sickle cell anemia is high in central India.
Dipty L Jain; Vijaya Sarathi; Dipty Upadhye; Rohini Gulhane; Anita H Nadkarni; Kanjaksha Ghosh; Roshan B Colah
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-19
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Title:  Hemoglobin     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-432X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7705865     Medline TA:  Hemoglobin     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College , Nagpur-440009 , India.
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