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Sickle cell disease in India.

Authors
  • Colah, Roshan
  • Mukherjee, Malay
  • Ghosh, Kanjaksha
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Hematology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
May 01, 2014
Volume
21
Issue
3
Pages
215–223
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MOH.0000000000000029
PMID: 24714525
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

SCD in India is not uniformly mild despite high fetal hemoglobin levels. The benefits of comprehensive care and hydroxyurea therapy have been demonstrated. Newborn screening is acceptable and is beginning to throw light on the natural history of the disease. The central and state governments are now supporting the establishment of centers for the diagnosis of patients and comprehensive care.

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