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Sickle cell disease in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10870791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Homozygous sickle cell anaemia (Hb S) is the most common major haemoglobinopathy in the United States, occurring in approximately 1 in 626 African Americans. While haemoglobinopathies involving Hb S occur commonly in blacks of African descent, they are also found in people of Middle Eastern, East Indian and Mediterranean origin. It is an uncommon disease, especially in homozygous form, in Australia. We present the case of a woman in her third pregnancy, originally from Ghana, with HB F, and discuss the current issues in the management of sickle cell disease in pregnancy.
P Ladwig; H Murray
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-26     Completed Date:  2000-10-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ballarat Base Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Hemoglobin SC Disease / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / diagnosis*
Prenatal Diagnosis*

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