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Research Article

Foetal Haemoglobin, Erythrocytes Containing Foetal Haemoglobin, and Hematological Features in Congolese Patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia

Table 2

Comparison of hematological parameters in SCA patients from different African studies.

CountriesNbMean ageHb (g/dL)PCV (%)RBC (T/L)MCV (fl)MCH (pg)MCHC (g/dL)HbF (%)Ref erences

Nigeria947.4263.67.2 [17]
R Congo1169.46.68.8[16]
DR Congo1158. communication
DR Congo428. data

Most of the African SCA patients have Hb less than 8 g/L and Hb F less than 10%. Large variations of HbF rate were observed in the same country like Nigeria probably because of the heterogeneous population who were tested. In DR Congo, values were almost s similar.

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