Rattika Sae-Tung

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Clinical assessment, hematological studies and molecular analyses were performed in 102 pediatric patients with Hb H disease in northern Thailand. A total of six mutations of the alpha-globin gene, which produced five genotypes, were detected. All patients had an alpha(0)-thalassemia (thal) deletion on one chromosome 16. All but one of these were of the(More)
We describe the screening of newborns for thalassemia and Hb variants by using isoelectric focusing (IEF) in a population from northern Thailand where hemoglobinopathies are highly prevalent. The report focuses on findings of alpha-thalassemia, Hb E, and other hemoglobin variants, and their correlation with genotypes and hematologic parameters. Two-hundred(More)
Hemoglobin Constant Spring (Hb CS) is an unstable hemoglobin (Hb) variant that results from a nucleotide substitution at the termination codon of the alpha2-globin gene. The compound heterozygosity of alpha-thalassemia and Hb CS (--/alphaCSalpha) results in a Hb H/CS disease which is clinically more severe than deletional Hb H disease. Homozygosity of Hb CS(More)
Coinheritance of alpha-thalassemia and hemoglobin E (Hb E) is prevalent in Thailand, where the gene frequencies of thalassemia and hemoglobinopathies are high. Hb E carriers with, concomitant inheritance of alpha-thalassemia 1 are known to have a lower level of Hb E. In this study, we reviewed the Hb E levels in Hb E carriers, who either had or did not have(More)
Coinheritance of α-thalassemia and hemoglobin E (Hb E) is prevalent in Thailand, where the gene frequencies of thalassemia and hemoglobinopathies are high. Hb E carriers with, concomitant inheritance of α-thalassemia 1 are known to have a lower level of Hb E. In this study, we reviewed the Hb E levels in Hb E carriers, who either had or did not have(More)
High-resolution melting (HRM) analysis is a rapid mutation analysis which assesses the pattern of reduction of fluorescence signal after subjecting the amplified PCR product with saturated fluorescence dye to an increasing temperature. We used HRM analysis for prenatal diagnosis of beta-thalassemia disease in northern Thailand. Five PCR-HRM protocols were(More)
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