A lower-cost protocol for sickle cell disease neonatal screening in Tunisia

@inproceedings{Hajer2012ALP,
  title={A lower-cost protocol for sickle cell disease neonatal screening in Tunisia},
  author={Siala Hajer and Taboubi Neila and Hadj Fradj Sondess and Ouenniche Fekria and Aoun Nabila and Khedhri Mahbouba and Douiri Melika and Ouali Faida and Bibi Amina and Belhadj Raja and Rezigua Hedi and Meriah Sadok and Krouf Naima and Fattoum Slaheddine and Messaoud Taieb},
  booktitle={Annals of Saudi medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of hereditary chronic anemias that manifest essentially as painful crisis and susceptibility to infection. Neonatal screening is a preventive action that reduces the rates of mortality due to complications arising from infections by encouraging early prophylactic penicillin use and pneumococcal vaccination. The purpose of this pilot study was to set up a neonatal screening protocol at a lower cost than one that uses commercially… CONTINUE READING

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