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The clinical epidemiology of sickle cell anemia In Africa

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Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is the commonest severe monogenic disorders of humans. The disease has been highly characterized in high-income countries but not in sub-Saharan Africa where SCA is most prevalent. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all children 0-13 years admitted from within a defined study area to Kilifi County Hospital in Kenya over a five-year period. Children were genotyped for SCA retrospectively and incidence rates calculated with reference to population data. Overal...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/ajh.24986

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Macharia, AW More by this author
Mochamah, G More by this author
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
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American Journal of Hematology Journal website
Publication date:
2017-11-05
Acceptance date:
2017-11-20
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EISSN:
1096-8652
ISSN:
0361-8609
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pubs:815242
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uri:f28d0074-f722-48e0-a63c-a49f2ae452aa
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uuid:f28d0074-f722-48e0-a63c-a49f2ae452aa
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