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The burden of haemoglobinopathies in India and the challenges ahead.

  title={The burden of haemoglobinopathies in India and the challenges ahead.},
  author={R. S. Balgir},
  journal={Current Science},
Among the inherited disorders of blood, haemoglobinopathy and thalassaemia constitute a major bulk of noncommunicable genetic diseases in India. They cause a high degree of morbidity, moderate to severe haemolytic anaemia among vulnerable segments of the society like infants and children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, etc. and several deaths in India. It has been estimated that with a population of 1000 million at the new millennium (2000) and a birth rate of 25 per thousand, there would be… 

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