Aderson da Silva Araújo

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Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a debilitating monogenic blood disorder with a highly variable phenotype characterized by severe pain crises, acute clinical events, and early mortality. Interindividual variation in fetal hemoglobin (HbF) expression is a known and potentially heritable modifier of SCD severity. High HbF levels are correlated with reduced(More)
Various factors have been described as phenotypic modulators of sickle cell disease, such as levels of fetal hemoglobin (Hb F), presence of alpha-thalassemia (thal), and haplotypes of the beta-globin genes. In order to characterize and determine the frequency of the betaS and betaC mutations and the prevalence of -alpha3.7-thal, 74 patients with sickle cell(More)
Stroke is a catastrophic complication of sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and is one of the leading causes of death in both adults and children with SCA. Evidence suggests that some genetic polymorphisms could be related to stroke development, but their association remains controversial. Here, we performed genotyping of five published single nucleotide(More)
The main hereditary hemoglobin (Hb) disorders of clinical significance in Brazil are sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia (thal). The sickle gene was introduced by the slave trade, whereas beta-thal was introduced later, due to a massive immigration (mostly by Italians) between 1870 and 1953, mainly to the southeast region of Brazil. Molecular studies(More)
OBJECTIVES To present an analysis of the Department of Paediatrics' statistics on hospital mortality, covering the period through 1980-1990. METHODS Basic information was recollected from logbooks of the Department's wards. Descriptive statistics are estimated on death and its main causes. The proportion of deaths in relation to total admissions and in(More)
PURPOSE To assess the correlation between MRI findings of the pancreas with those of the heart and liver in patients with beta thalassemia; to compare the pancreas T2* MRI results with glucose and ferritin levels and labile plasma iron (LPI). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated chronically transfused patients, testing glucose with enzymatic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between three polymorphisms involved in the oxidative stress pathway and fetal hemoglobin (Hb F) levels in patients with sickle cell anemia in a Brazilian population. One hundred and seven patients with sickle cell anemia were recruited for genomic DNA extraction. The levels of Hb F, sex and age were(More)
BACKGROUND The JAK2 V617F mutation is associated with three myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs): polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). It generates an unregulated clonal hematopoietic progenitor and leads to abnormal increased proliferation of one or more myeloid lineages. Subjects bearing this mutation may(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious complications represent the main cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It has been reported that polymorphisms of the mannosebinding lectin 2 (MBL2) genes are correlated with MBL protein serum levels and, consequently, are associated with the development of infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE The purpose of(More)
We compared the frequencies of the haptoglobin (Hp) genotypes of 775 Brazilian patients with sickle-cell disease divided into the following age groups: 3 months-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-15 years, 16-20 years, and over 20 years. The last group (>20 years) was also compared with a healthy control group and was further divided into subgroups including only(More)