5 million people in the country carried thalassaemia
minor effects while more than 100,000 were major carries of the disease.
The women with three months pregnancy should be brought at Thalassaemia
Center for test, she said and emphasized the need of launching a massive campaign for the prevention of Thalassaemia
There are no facilities available for thalassaemia
patients in major hospitals of Karachi like the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) and the National Institute of Child Health (NICH).
1%) families did not screen asymptomatic children for thalassaemia
In Bangladesh, the infant mortality rate is rapidly decreasing due to targeted vaccination programmes, better health care and nutrition with the rise of per capita income resulting in more children attending hospital with genetic disorders like thalassaemia
He further elaborated that Pakistan Thalassaemia
Centre project of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM)
Hereditary blood disorders such as SCD and thalassaemia
impose a significant burden on many countries," explained Dr Bahram.
The provincial government has initiated pre-marriage screening for thalassaemia
and hepatitis on voluntary basis as the disease can be slashed down by avoiding intra-family marriages.
More than five million children born each year around the world are carriers of a form of severe hemoglobinopathy, mainly thalassaemia
and sickle cell anaemia, of which a large percentage die before the age of 15 due to lack of proper treatment.
is due to reduced synthesis of a globins chain, because of mutations in Beta gene of adult haemoglobin, the Beta chain production is either totally, partially or minimally depressed depending upon the mutation.
MUHAMMAD IQBAL: I was born as thalassaemia
minor and so was my wife.
9% and diagnosis of beta thalassaemia
trait with heterozygous hereditary elliptocytosis was made.