Prevalence of thalassemia among patients attending to Ibn-Al-Baldi hospital in Baghdad city

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Maliha Masood Abdullah

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"Thalassemias": are forms of inherited recessive blood disorder that originated in the Mediterranean region. In" thalassemia", the disease is caused by the excessive destruction or degradation of red blood cells due to formation of abnormal hemoglobin molecules, because of a defect through a genetic mutation or deletion. The aim of this study to assess distribution of “thalassemia’s" patients according to  age, sex, area and types of disease in Baghdad city. This study concluded that higher percentage of Intermediate (32.6%) among age groups (<1-4.9). Age groups and type of "Thalassemia" showed highly significantly different. The highest percentage of male cases had Intermediate (32.6%), While the highest percentage of male cases had Major (20.4%). No significant difference between sex and type of “Thalassemia". Finally the study recommended earlier examination before marriage and examination for pregnant women, and health program of community about "Thalassemia".

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M. Abdullah, “Prevalence of thalassemia among patients attending to Ibn-Al-Baldi hospital in Baghdad city”, JUBPAS, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 76-84, May 2018.
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