Pratibha M Sawant

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Structural hemoglobin (Hb) variants are mainly due to point mutations in the globin genes resulting in single amino acid substitutions. Until date, about 200 alpha chain variants have been identified and they are usually detected during the hemoglobinopathy screening programs. Under a community control program for hemoglobinopathies, which involved(More)
BACKGROUND Haemoglobinopathies are the commonest hereditary disorders in India and pose a major health problem. Both beta thalassaemia and structural haemoglobin variants are relatively common in northwestern India. Here we report a 29-year-old Sindhi female who was referred to us for a haemoglobinopathy work up and genetic counseling since her spouse was a(More)
Our purpose was to develop and evaluate isolation and enrichment of fetal erythroblasts and a nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) approach using fetal erythroblasts for detecting the beta-globin gene mutations for a noninvasive prenatal diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies. Maternal blood at different periods of gestation was layered on a Percoll density(More)
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