Introduction: Sickle hemoglobin is highly prevalent among the tribal of central, southern, and western India which ranges from 10 to 23%. Sickle cell hemoglobinopathy a hereditary conditions that causes morbidity and mortality in school going children.
Aims and Objectives: To study the prevalence of sickle cell disorder among the students.
Material and Methods: All the patient presented with sign and symptoms of anemia with suspicious of sickle cell disease and visiting various schools and colleges the samples were collected for CBC, peripheral smear, HPLC examination and reported.
Results: Total 500 blood samples collected from school and college students for screening by HPLC and their hemoglobinopathy status. Showing prevalence of sickle cell anemia is 5.4%.
Conclusions: It can be concluded that approaching community can be possible through school going adolescent for conducting surveillance of sickle cell anaemia. As it was small study, similar study of large size can be repeated by regular and planned visit to schools.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Subhas G Kabade, Dr. Bharat R Sonwane. Hemoglobinopathy pattern among school and college students in Marathwada region of Maharashtra: A study of 500 students. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2020;3(1):318-322. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i1e.193