Family study in sickle Cell disease in Nigeria

  title={Family study in sickle Cell disease in Nigeria},
  author={F E Lesi and Emem E. Bassey},
  journal={Journal of Biosocial Science},
  pages={307 - 313}
A pilot survey has been made of Nigerian families at risk of producing SS haemoglobin homozygotes. Genotypes of parents and off-spring were investigated in twenty-five families. There is a suggestion that more SS children are produced where the first born suffers from haemoglobin SS disease. Mortality among offspring was higher in the study population than in the general population. 
4 Citations

Nigerian Population and Urbanization, 1911-1974: A Bibliography

The study of demography and urbanization has attracted a lot of attention in the last decade. This bibliography is a serious effort to make available to the researcher, the teacher, the student and



On the stability of haemoglobin gene frequencies in West Africa

It appeared more rewarding to enquire by direct examination of the fitness values whether the genes for haemoglobins S and C could be in stable equilibrium in those populations for which frequencies are to hand; the assumptions implicit in the former study are thus avoided.

Maintenance of high sickling rate in Africa--role of polygamy.

  • F. Konotey-Ahulu
  • Biology, Medicine
    The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • 1970

Haemoglobinopathies. In: Health Problems in Developing States

  • Proc. 4th Rehovoth Conference Israel,
  • 1968