Dr. Muhammad Faisal Bashir, Tanveer Ul Hassan, Dr. Sara Abdul Ghani, Bilal Umar, Danish Malik, Shoaib Waris, Dr. Salih Ehsan, Khalid Hussain
Background: Anemia of pregnancy primarily affects women of low socioeconomic status. Globally, by WHO (World Health Organization) criteria, 52% of pregnant women from undeveloped or developing countries are anemic compared with 20% from industrialized nations. Heterozygous β-thalassemia (β-thalassemia trait; β-TT), caused by the inheritance of a single β-thalassemia allele, either β0 or β+, is an important cause of anemia. More importantly, however, its diagnosis is important for the prevention of beta thalassemia major.
Dr. Muhammad Faisal Bashir, Tanveer Ul Hassan, Dr. Sara Abdul Ghani, Bilal Umar, Danish Malik, Shoaib Waris, Dr. Salih Ehsan, Khalid Hussain (2018); Frequency of Beta Thalassemia Trait in Pregnant Females Presenting With Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia in First Trimester; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(12) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.12.2018.p8478