Premarital screening for thalassemia and sickle cell disease in Saudi Arabia

@article{Alhamdan2007PremaritalSF,
  title={Premarital screening for thalassemia and sickle cell disease in Saudi Arabia},
  author={N. A. Alhamdan and Yagob Almazrou and Fahad M. Alswaidi and Abdul Jamil Choudhry},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={372-377}
}
Purpose: To estimate the prevalence of sickle cell disorders and beta thalassemia, with their regional distribution, in the adult population screened as part of the Saudi Premarital Screening Program.Methods: A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted as part of the National Premarital Screening Program. It covered all the individuals who applied for a marriage license during the years 1425 and 1426 Hijra (February 2004 to January 2005). A network of 123 reception centers in the… CONTINUE READING
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