Clinicosocial profile of Beta-Thalassaemia major patients attending at tertiary health care centre Nanded, Maharashtra

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 6, Issue 3

Abstract

Background: Thalassaemia is one of the most prevalent autosomal recessive diseases in the world. According to WHO, 4.5% of the world population is carrier of haemoglobinopathies, out of which around 40 million are in South East Asia. Each year about 8000 infants are born in India who are homozygotes of beta thalassemia with the prevalence of heterozygotes being 1 to 15%. Aim and objectives: To study the socio-demographic and clinical profile of Betathalassemia major patients attending in tertiary healthcare hospital in Na nded, Maharashtra. Material and methods: A hospital based cross sectional study carried out among study subjects attending with thalassemia major. Information regarding socio demographic profile, clinical profile and economic burden were noted on predesigned, pretested questionnaire from the parents of all study subjects during the period of 1st February to 31st March 2017 at Dr. Shankarrao Chavan government medical college, Nanded. Results were analyzed by using Microsoft Excel 2007. Results: Out of 112 study subjects, majority of study subjects 41(36.60%) were in age group of 3-6 years. Among 112 study subjects 64(57.14%) were males. Maximum number of study subjects were from rural areas 86(76.78%). Their Mean Haemoglobin level was 6.62 gm% and mean serum ferritin was 1700.357 ng/ml. Out of 112 study subjects 68(60.71%) study subjects spend 100-500 rupees for this illness per month. 33(29.46%) subjects were having sibling history of thalassemia.

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Saleem H Tambe, Om Damkondwar, Nina Borade, Inamdar I F

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Saleem H Tambe, Om Damkondwar, Nina Borade, Inamdar I F (2018). Clinicosocial profile of Beta-Thalassaemia major patients attending at tertiary health care centre Nanded, Maharashtra. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 6(3), 40-44. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-360153