Prevention of Thalassaemia by Genetic Counseling

  • Syed Khairul Amin Professor of Paediatrics Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Thalassaemia, Bangladesh, Early Diagnosis, Counselings, Community Based Prevention, Health Education


Thalassaemia is the most common inherited disorder in the world with a wide geographical variation in incidence. According to World Health Organization (WHO) at last 30% of Bangladesh population are carrions of Beta thalassaemia and 4.0% are carriers of Hb-E in Bangladesh. It is presumed that approximately 6000 thalassaemic children are born each year in Bangladesh. A recent study showed that carrier state of Hb-E is 6.1% and as high as 40% in Tribal children in Bangladesh. Early genetic, diagnosis, proper counseling, Health Education Community based prevention are necessary for the improvement of this inherited disorder in Bangladesh.

Key Words: Thalassaemia; Bangladesh; Early Diagnosis; Counselings; Community Based Prevention; Health Education


AKMMC J 2011; 2(2): 26-28


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Amin, S. (1). Prevention of Thalassaemia by Genetic Counseling. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal, 2(2), 26-28.
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