Saidi H, Smart LR, Kamugisha E, Ambrose EE, Soka D, Peck RN, Makani J. Complications of sickle cell anaemia in children in Northwestern Tanzania. Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2016 May;21(21). 248-256. PMID: 26868490 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4972452 NIHMSID: NIHMS804040.
Tanzania has the third highest birth rate of sickle cell anaemia (SCA) in Africa, but few studies describe severity of complications or available treatments, especially in Northwest Tanzania around Lake Victoria where the sickle gene is most prevalent. This is a report of the spectrum of clinical disease and range of interventions available at Bugando Medical Centre (Bugando) in Northwest Tanzania in Africa.