Sickle cell disease among tribes of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India.

@article{Babu2002SickleCD,
  title={Sickle cell disease among tribes of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India.},
  author={Bontha Veerraju Babu and B. Leela and Yadlapalli S Kusuma},
  journal={Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          169-74
        }
}
Sickle cell disease is observed to occur in significantly high frequencies amongst the tribes of India. It has surged to the fore as an important public health problem among tribal groups, which needs serious attention. This paper presents the distribution of this abnormal genetic problem among scheduled tribes of India, in general and among those of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states, in detail. Though the prevalence of sickle cell trait is high, the sickle cell disease cases are found to be… 
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