Sickle cell disease in the tribal population attending tertiary referral centre in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh

  • Dr. Mahasweta Mallik Department of Pathology, Associate Professor, Government, Medical College, Ambikapur, India
  • Dr. Alka Singh Department of Pathology, Assistant Professor, Government Medical, College, Ambikapur, India
  • Dr. Sujata Mallick Department of Pathology, Assistant Professor, KPC Medical College, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Sickle cell disease, Sickle cell Anaemia (Homozygous), Sickle Cell Trait ( Heterozygyous), Tribal Population


Background: sickle cell anaemia is a haemoglobin disorder which is autosomal recessive. As it is inherited disorder it is prevalent more in tribal population of India. Surguja district of Chhattisgarh also has a predominance o of tribal population.

Aim: Aim of this study is to find the incidence of sickle cell disease in the tribal population attending the tertiary referral hospital of surguja district.

Material and method: This is a retrospective study of a span of 3years from April 2013 to March 2016. A total of 5489 anaemic patients were tested.

Result: out of 5489 anaemic patients 399 were positive for sickle cell.

Conclusion: Education and counselling should be done to prevent sickle cell disease among the tribal of surguja district of chattisgarh.


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Sickle cell disease in the tribal population attending tertiary referral centre in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh
DOI: 10.17511/ijmrr.2016.i12.24
Published: 2016-12-31
How to Cite
Mallik M, Singh A, Mallick S. Sickle cell disease in the tribal population attending tertiary referral centre in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh. Int J Med Res Rev [Internet]. 2016Dec.31 [cited 2021Jun.18];4(12):2223-5. Available from:
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