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Garima Nirmal

Department of Pediatric Oncology, Haemato-oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad, India

  • Research Article   
    Sickle Cell Disease in Burundi- An Un-explored Terrain?
    Author(s): Dinesh Pendharkar* and Garima Nirmal

    Introduction: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in Africa. There is paucity of data on SCD from Burundi. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a predetermined questionnaire that included socio-demographic characteristics, basis of diagnosis, common clinical scenarios, transfusion requirements, usage of hydroxyurea, usage of folic acid, and knowledge about bone marrow transplantation. Results: Participants were 174 patients with SCD with male: Female ratio of 1:1. The median age was 10 years (1.3-42 years). The diagnosis of SCD was made by Emmel test in 139/168 (82.74%) and electrophoresis in 29/168 (17.26%) patients. Nearly 150/164 (91.4%) patients ≥ 1 episode of veno-occlusive crisis in the preceding year. Out of 165 patients, 77(45.8%) required.. View More»

    DOI: 10.21767/2049-5471.20.5.38

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