National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2011 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No: 284-288

Prevalence of Sickle Cell Disorder in Rural Pipalwada, Gujarat

Author: Doshi Neena, Chaudhari Sanjay, Shah Nigam, Joshi Trupti, Shah Menka, Uday Singh



Sickle cell disorder has remained a neglected field of research in our country. The present study was started in rural population of Gujarat to find out the magnitude of sickle cell disorders. 395 subjects were studied. The prevalence of sickle cell trait was found to be 7.86 %. Through this study, we created awareness among people about the disorders. The villagers were explained about its’ hereditary nature and that no curative treatment is available, although it can be prevented through marriage counseling. It is necessary to continue with such activities since prevention appears to be the only solution in present circumstances.

Keywords: sickle cell disorders, tribals, diothinite tube turbidity test, hemoglobin electrophoresis