Pregnancy outcome in HbSS-sickle cell disease in Lagos, Nigeria.

  title={Pregnancy outcome in HbSS-sickle cell disease in Lagos, Nigeria.},
  author={Celestine U Odum and Rose Ihuoma Anorlu and S I Dim and Tinuola O Oyekan},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  volume={21 1},
A retrospective study of pregnancy outcome in 60 HbSS sickle cell disease patients, exclusively managed in accordance with standard management modality, as obtained in the obstetric Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), was carried out over a 3-year period (1995-1997). The study shows an increase in the number HbSS patients seeking antenatal care in the LUTH. Although the patients maintained a stable haematological profile, all through pregnancy and delivery, as reflected by… CONTINUE READING


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