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Large scale screening for haemoglobin disorders in southern Vietnam: implications for avoidance and management.

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In order to obtain an approximate assessment of the public health burden that will be posed by the inherited disorders of haemoglobin in southern Vietnam, several thousand individuals were screened for these conditions. A smaller sample was screened for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. The important haemoglobin disorders identified were beta thalassaemia, haemoglobin E and a variety of different forms of alpha thalassaemia. There were sufficient G6PD-deficient individuals ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
British journal of haematology
Volume:
150
Issue:
3
Pages:
359-364
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1365-2141
ISSN:
0007-1048
URN:
uuid:81b1cb65-4f8a-4644-802d-4e6d8a6c80b6
Source identifiers:
58609
Local pid:
pubs:58609

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