Growth Failure in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia

Authors : Ikegwuonu Charles, Manyike Chuka, Ezeanosike Obumneme, Ujunwa Fortune, Onoh Emmanuel, Ikegwuonu Cordis

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20AUG782

Abstract:-  Background Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited sickling disorders consequent upon abnormalities of haemoglobin synthesis. It is one of the common causes of retardation in both physical growth and sexual maturation in children, as a result of chronic anaemia and consequent hypoxia that occur in several organs.  Objectives To determine the anthropometric indices (weight, height and Body Mass Index) of children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and compare them with that of children with normal haemoglobin; haemoglobin AA (HbAA).

Keywords : SCA, Growth, Anthropometry, Ischaemia.


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