Samuel Olufemi Akodu

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BACKGROUND Sickle cell anemia may affect linear growth, and complications like avascular necrosis of femoral head may make direct measurement of height difficult. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between height and arm span as well as between height and sitting height among children with sickle cell anemia in Lagos, Nigeria. METHODOLOGY A random(More)
Children with sickle cell anemia are vulnerable to growth deficits; thus, it would be thought that obesity would be rare among them. The objective of the study is to examine the prevalence of obesity in a sickle cell anemia population in Lagos. A random sample of children with sickle cell anemia aged 2-15 years was interviewed and anthropometric(More)
BACKGROUND Sickle cell disease is a genetic haemoglobinopathy with consequent haemolysis and anaemia. It is of interest to study its effect on red cell indices beside haemoglobin concentration. OBJECTIVES The objective of the study is to determine the values of red cell indices in preschool-age children with sickle cell anaemia. METHODS we conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND The frequent need for blood transfusion in children with SCA creates the impression that IDA is rare in this class of children. OBJECTIVES The objective of the study is to determine the prevalence of IDA in a population of under-five children with SCA in Lagos, Nigeria. METHODOLOGY Serum iron, total iron binding capacity, transferrin(More)
Background: The frequent need for blood transfusion in children with SCA creates the impression that IDA is rare in this class of children. Objectives: The objective of the study is to determine the prevalence of IDA in a population of under-five children with SCA in Lagos, Nigeria. Methodology: Serum iron, total iron binding capacity, transferrin(More)
BACKGROUND Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are particularly susceptible to pneumococcal infection. Administration of the 13-valent conjugate pneumococcal vaccine which is now available in Nigeria may help to reduce the incidence. OBJECTIVES To determine the serum level of pneumococcal-specific IgG (PIgG) in a cohort of patients with SCD after(More)
Background. Iron status in patients with sickle cell anaemia is a matter of continuing investigation. Objective. This paper aims to determine the serum iron status of under-five, sickle cell anaemia patients. Methods. The study spanned from December 2009 to February 2010 at the Consultant Outpatient Clinics involving 97 HbSS subjects and 97 age- and(More)
Acute soft head syndrome is rare complications seen in children with sickle cell anaemia. A case report of a child with sickle cell anaemia who developed acute soft head syndrome. A 12-year old known sickle cell anaemia patient presented with acute, rapidly progressive skull pain and swelling, manifestations indicative of the rare complication of SCD which(More)
Background. Sickle cell disorders are known to have a negative effect on linear growth. This could potentially affect proportional growth and, hence, Cormic Index. Objective. To determine the Cormic Index in the sickle cell anaemia population in Lagos. Methodology. A consecutive sample of 100 children with haemoglobin genotype SS, aged eight months to 15(More)
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