International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2018, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part A
A study of prevalence of thalassemia in antenatal patients in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Delhi – A 1998 scenario
Author(s): Dr. Anupam Nidhi, Dr. Anandita
Abstract: The haemoglobinopathies are autosomal recessive inherited disorders of haemoglobin synthesis (thalassaemias) or structure (sickle cell disorders) that are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality on a worldwide scale. Screening is necessary in pregnancy because of the complications to mother as well as fetus.NESTROFT is a suitable test for screening for beta-thalassaemia and the common haemoglobinopathies seen in India. But HPLC remains the gold standard for detection of thalaseemia. Pregnancy thalaseemias should be considered a high-risk pregnancy and requires proper antenatal and postpartum management with follow up of fetal outcome.
Dr. Anupam Nidhi, Dr. Anandita. A study of prevalence of thalassemia in antenatal patients in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Delhi – A 1998 scenario. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2018;2(6):43-46. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2018.v2.i6a.158