A screening study on premarital hemoglobinopathy: Is Kadirli a risk-bearing region for beta-thalassemia in Turkey?


Ulutas K. T. , Sahpaz F., Sarici I. S. , Uluganyan M. , Akcimen B., Celik M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.39, no.3, pp.357-361, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjb.2014.90217
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.357-361

Abstract

Objective: Hemoglobinopathy is one of the most widespread inherited disorders in Turkey and preventable with premarital screening programs. The aim of this study was determining the prevalence of hemoglobinopathies in Kadirli and discussing the necessity of premarital screening in this prevalent region by evaluating the results of premarital screening that is compulsory for all couples before marriage.