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Zinc Status In Relation To Growth And Maturation In Children With Sickle Cell Anaemia In Khartoum State

Zinc Status In Relation To Growth And Maturation In Children With Sickle Cell Anaemia In Khartoum State

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Title: Zinc Status In Relation To Growth And Maturation In Children With Sickle Cell Anaemia In Khartoum State
Author: Mohamed, Ilham Mohamed Abdalla
Abstract: One hundred and twenty sickle cell anaemia patients were studied between June and October 2006 to assess their growth and maturation and its relation to serum zinc level. They were randomly collected from referred clinic of Khartoum and Omdurman Teaching Hospitals. They were studied by means of: 1. Questionnaire. 2. Clinical examination. 3. Growth measurements. 4. Investigations. The growth (weight and height) and sexual maturity (by Tanner staging) were assessed and compared by their serum zinc level. The study revealed that weight is significantly affected and low weight for age is related to low serum zinc level (P < 0.05). In contrast to height for age and sexual maturity which were found not to be related to low serum zinc level. The severity of illness of the study group was assessed by number of hospital admissions, febrile and painful episodes, diarrhoeal diseases and number of blood transfusions. The nutritional status was assessed by the quantity and quality of food taken. The Medical care was assessed by history of vaccination and drug intake
Description: 106 Pages106 page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/8611
Date: 2015-04-08


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