Volume : 4
Issue : 2
Sickle cell disease in pregnancy
Neelima T, Surbhi Rathore
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¹Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, MinisterRoad,Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. T. Neelima, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana. Mobile: 09849991345;Email: email@example.com
Received 18 December 2015; Revised 15 February 2016; Accepted 22 February 2016; Published 29 February 2016
Citation:Neelima T, Rathore S. Sickle cell disease in pregnancy. J Med Sci Res. 2016; 4(2):83-86.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2016/4-020
Copyright: © 2016 Neelima T, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Centre. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group ofinheritedsingle gene autosomal recessive disorder caused by single gene, which affects haemoglobin structure. SCD has its origin in sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East, hence it is most common in people of African descent, as well as in the Caribbean, Middle East, parts of India, South and Central America. Sickle cell anemia in pregnancy need to be addressed and has to be managed by both obstetric team and haematologist in co-ordination. Preconceptional counseling plays a key role in decreasing maternal and fetal complications in sickle cell anemia in pregnancy.
Keywords: sickle cell disease; pregnancy; preconceptional counseling; haemoglobinopathy