Studies were undertaken to look for the prevalence of anaemia, worm infestation and haemoglobinopathy
disorders like sickle cell disease, thalassaemia and G6PD deficiency.
The majority of the 300 patients treated by the Haemoglobinopathy
Service have sickle cell disease or thalassaemia, the most serious of all blood disorders.
Tasked with giving the Haemoglobinopathy
department its coolest-ever festive look, six members of staff turned the ward into a scene straight out of hit Disney movie Frozen, complete with an Elsa and a Princess Anna to welcome children as they enter the ward.
Outcomes depend on certain risk factors associated with the treatment of the haemoglobinopathy
, such as irregular iron chelation therapy, which significantly increases transplant-related mortality.
Contract notice: Managed Pathology Laboratory Service Contract for the provision of clinical chemistry and immunochemistry, immunology, bacterology and infectious serology, coagulopathy, haemoglobinopathy
, Point of Care testing, Molecular Biology, and HbA1c testing and the associated automation /items/ services, reagents and consumables, maintenance, enabling works for the above disciplines for Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Protocol for haemoglobinopathy
screening using mass spectrometry.
Evaluating five dedicated automatic devices for haemoglobinopathy
diagnostics in multi-ethnic populations.
is the medical term for a group of blood disorders and diseases that affect red blood cells.
Therefore the present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of sickle cell haemoglobinopathy
with associated morbidities and also to assess the gender differences in rural school children of central India.
Given that the aetiology of anaemia in pregnancy is multi-factorial, (due to iron deficiency, foliate deficiency, malaria, malnutrition, haemoglobinopathy
, human immunodeficiency virus, bothriocephaliasis and hookworm infection) (21-23) the effect of malaria on anaemia in this study cannot be established.
Consecutive 800 blood samples sent for suspected thalassaemia/ haemoglobinopathy
work-up were analyzed by CE-HPLC (BioRad laboratories, California, USA) using Variant [beta]-thal short program.
Screening for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia can be offered pre-conceptually, so that women can start their pregnancy knowing their haemoglobinopathy
Stamatia Theodoridou, Haemoglobinopathy
Prevention Unit, Constantinoupoleos 49, 54642 Thessaloniki, Greece Phone: 2310892819 E-mail: hmesogiaki@ippokratio.
If invasive diagnostic testing, such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis, is recommended as a consequence of a haemoglobinopathy
or Down's syndrome screening result, to ascertain whether the fetus is affected, women should be aware of the possible risk of HIV transmission with the procedure.
The child was referred to our hospital, a tertiary care centre, for further management and investigation of the probable diagnosis of a haemoglobinopathy