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.
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.