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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 148-150

Serum ferritin level in adult sickle cell anemia in Saudi population

Department of Medicine, Hematology Section, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

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Ahmed M Alsuliman
Department of Medicine, King Fahad Hospital
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1658-5127.146949

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Background: Vaso-occlusive and hemolysis are the clinical hallmarks of sickle cell disease .patients with sickle cell at risk of iron overload due to chronic blood transfusion treating complications of the disease ,in addition to increasing iron absorption from gut and chronic hemolysis. Material and Methods: This is retrospective study on total of 174 adult sickle cell disease patients were included in this study, attending hematology clinic in king Fahad Hofuf hospital and inherited blood disorder center-Alhassa. for each patient demographic data was obtained (age, sex, nationality), history of previous blood transfusion, hemoglobin level, serum ferritin level. In total, 174 naïve Saudi adult patients (113 males, 61 females) were included in this study. Mean age was 28.2 ±10 years (range 12- 62 years), sex ratio (M/F) was 1.8 :1.0 . 93 (53%) patients had history of previous blood transfusion. The overall mean serum ferritin concentration was 587 ± 547(18.49 - 2660 ng\dl). The mean serum ferritin level for male is 649 ± 606 ng\dl and mean serum ferritin level for female is 473± 440ng\dl. Conclusion: Iron overload in sickle cell disease patients from eastern province remains mild to moderate, with significant sex difference. The repetitive assessment of serum ferritin level should be consider to sickle cell patients whom frequent blood transfusion is needed like stroke and renal failure.

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