High prevalence of hemoglobin disorders and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in the Republic of Guinea (West Africa).

@article{Millimono2012HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of hemoglobin disorders and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in the Republic of Guinea (West Africa).},
  author={Tamba S Millimono and Kovana Marcel Loua and Silvia L Rath and Lu{\'i}s Relvas and Celeste Bento and Mandiou Diakit{\'e} and Martin W. B. Jarvis and Nathalie Daries and Let{\'i}cia Moraes Ribeiro and Lic{\'i}nio Manco and Jaspal S Kaeda},
  journal={Hemoglobin},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={
          25-37
        }
}
Reliable and accurate epidemiological data is a prerequisite for a cost effective screening program for inherited disorders, which however, is lacking in a number of developing countries. Here we report the first detailed population study in the Republic of Guinea, a sub-Saharan West African country, designed to assess the frequency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and hemoglobinopathies, including screening for thalassemia. Peripheral blood samples from 187 Guinean adults… CONTINUE READING

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