Frequency of sickle cell genotype among the Yorubas in Lagos: implications for the level of awareness and genetic counseling for sickle cell disease in Nigeria

@article{Taiwo2010FrequencyOS,
  title={Frequency of sickle cell genotype among the Yorubas in Lagos: implications for the level of awareness and genetic counseling for sickle cell disease in Nigeria},
  author={Idowu Adewumi Taiwo and Olufemi Adebari Oloyede and Ade O. Dosumu},
  journal={Journal of Community Genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={13-18}
}
The frequency of sickle cell genotype (HbSHbS) among the Yorubas living in Lagos, Nigeria, was determined. Seven hundred fifteen (715) subjects of different age groups took part in the study after filling consent forms and questionnaires. The haemoglobin genotype of each subject was determined by the usual electophoretic method from blood sample (3.0 ml) obtained from the antecubital vein. Normal and sickle cell haemoglobin genotypes were detected in subjects within the age group 1–50 years… CONTINUE READING

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