Clinical evaluation of extract of Cajanus cajan (Ciklavit) in sickle cell anaemia.

  title={Clinical evaluation of extract of Cajanus cajan (Ciklavit) in sickle cell anaemia.},
  author={Adebola Akinsulie and Edamisan Olusoji Temiye and Akanmu S Akanmu and Foluso Ebun Afolabi Lesi and Christine Whyte},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={51 4},
The major pathology in sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is sickling of red cells due to the precipitation of reduced haemoglobin. We report our experience with extract of Cajanus cajan as a possible antisickling agent by determining changes, if any, in clinical and laboratory features of the disease in patients given the extract in a single-blind placebo-controlled study. One hundred patients with steady-state SCA were randomized into treatment and placebo arms. The extract/placebo were administered… CONTINUE READING


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