Microcytic anaemia and haemoglobinopathy
in Cape Town children.
"A number of our employees are parents and as a result Birmingham Children's Hospital has touched many of them - including one whose son is currently having regular treatments at the Haemoglobinopathy
is the medical term for a group of blood disorders and diseases that affect red blood cells.
Although the mother's distant family was of Asian descent, there was no family history of a haemoglobinopathy
It is the second most common haemoglobinopathy
, next to thalassemia in India.
The UK presents an example of a country where, today, third- or fourth-generation immigrants, from haemoglobinopathy
prevalent countries, live and work and despite this, it was not until such data were analyzed that national strategies for these diseases were put in place.
Employees from the Birmingham office of Slater & Gordon volunteered to spread some Christmas cheer at the haemoglobinopathy
ward and armed with a tree, baubles and lashings of tinsel, turned it into a winter wonderland.
ICMR's Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar conducted multidisciplinary research studies over two decades on prevailing communicable and non-communicable diseases; such as malaria, viral hepatitis, diarrhoeal disorders, haemoglobinopathy
and allied disorders in tribals in the state and neighboring areas.
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: email@example.com
Haemoglobin E disorder: A well-known haemoglobinopathy
, haemoglobin E is peak endemic in this area, in northeastern of Thailand and Laos (9,10).
Chronic osteomyelitis in patients who have haemoglobinopathy
. Nigerian Medical Practitioner 2003; 44: 92-95.
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
. he was diagnosed with methaemoglobinaemia and, after an ophthalmic evaluation, orbital decompression was planned.