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Clinical Study

Serum Iron Status of Under-Five Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia in Lagos, Nigeria

Table 3

Serum iron, serum ferritin, total iron binding capacity, and transferrin saturation profile of sickle cell anaemia subjects according to history of blood transfusion.

Variable Past history of blood transfusion M-W -Value value
Mean (SD)
Mean (SD)

Serum iron (µg/dL)77.27 (48.28)62.08 (35.62)509.500.156
Serum ferritin (ng/dL)202.85 (100.94)183.14 (106.35)574.000.045
Total iron binding capacity (µg/dL)279.50 (97.00)248.69 (75.98)432.000.086
Transferrin saturation (%)27.77 (13.38)25.11 (12.40)498.000.351

M-W: Mann Whitney.

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