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Family study in sickle Cell disease in Nigeria

  • F. E. A. Lesi (a1) and Ekpo E. E. Bassey (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 July 2008

A pilot survey has been made of Nigerian families at risk of producing SS haemoglobin homozygotes. Genotypes of parents and off-spring were investigated in twenty-five families. There is a suggestion that more SS children are produced where the first born suffers from haemoglobin SS disease. Mortality among offspring was higher in the study population than in the general population.

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D. F. Roberts & A. E. Boyo (1960) On the stability of haemoglobin gene frequencies in West Africa. Ann. hum. Genet. 24, 375.

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