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J Assoc Physicians India. 1994 Nov;42(11):885-7.

Sickle cell syndromes in and around Bardoli.

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  • 1Shree Sardar Smarak Hospital, Bardoli.

Abstract

The study comprised of 2 groups. In group I sickling test was done in students studying in a school which mainly caters to the educational needs of the backward community. Out of 130 students examined 24 were found to be sicklers. The distribution of this cases among various castes/tribes were as follows--Choudharys (Cd)-13, Gamits (Gt)-4, Dhodhia Patels (DP)-4, Koknis (K)-2 and Koli Patel (KP)-1. In group II, patients admitted in the hospital between Jan '81 to June '82 were studied. The prevalence of sickle cell syndrome was 1.74%. The most common mode of presentation were limb pains and weakness. Hemoglobin values ranged from 3.0 gram% to 12 gms%. 35 cases of HbSS, 149 cases of HbAS and 1 case of Sickle Beta thalassemia were seen. The distribution of the cases amongst the various tribes and castes were as follows-Cd-93, Gt-56, DP-23, KP-7, K-4 and Rathods (R)-2. No cases were found in Anavil Brahmins or Patidar Patels. Clinical and pathological observations included palpable splenomegaly in 54 cases, splenic abscess in 1 case, isothenuria in large number of patients, microscopic hematuria in 6 cases and frank hematuria in 1 case. Osteomyelitis and cholecystitis were seen in one case each.

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