The prevalence of hemoglobin S and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in Jordanian newborn.

@article{Talafih1996ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of hemoglobin S and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in Jordanian newborn.},
  author={K Talafih and Abdelrahim A. Hunaiti and Nayef Gharaibeh and Mohammad Gharaibeh and Saied A. Jaradat},
  journal={The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research},
  year={1996},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={417-20}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of HbS and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in Jordanian newborn. STUDY DESIGN A total of 181 male and female babies born at Princess Basma Teaching Hospital, randomly selected, and cord blood samples were collected, and the erythrocyte G6PD activity was measured, and the hemoglobin electrophoresis for blood lysate was conducted and scanned for HbS scanning. RESULTS The frequencies of two major red cell… CONTINUE READING