Users Online: 1509 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 

 

Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
     
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 297-300

Screening for thalassemia and other hemoglobinopathies in a tertiary care hospital of West Bengal: Implications for population screening


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
4 Demonstrator, Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
5 Professor & Head, Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
6 MSVP, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhawna Bhutoria Jain
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West-Bengal
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.106419

Rights and Permissions

Hemoglobinopathies are common genetic disorders of hemoglobin, which can be prevented by population screening and offering genetic counseling. In absence of population-based screening for hemoglobinopathies, the hospital-based diagnosis register provide idea about the extent of problem in the community. The present study was undertaken to find out the burden of hemoglobinopathies and spectrum of this disorders among the population who were screened in the hospital-based screening program. A record-basedanalysis of subjects who underwent screening for hemoglobinopathies in Burdwan Medical College and Hospital over a period of 3 years and 4 months revealed that overall 29.3% of subjects were positive for hemoglobinopathies. Beta thalassemia heterozygous was the most commonhemoglobinopathy in this region closely followed by hemoglobin E heterozygous. In view of high prevalence of hemoglobinopathies in this region, a routine premarital screening program is needed for identification and prevention of high-risk marriages.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4434    
    Printed64    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded640    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal