Iron stores in pregnant women with sickle cell disease: a systematic review

Desmond Aroke, Benjamin Momo Kadia &
Abstract Background Gradual improvements in the management of sickle cell disease (SCD), have led to an increase in the number of women with SCD who reach the age of procreation. However, evidence on the iron status of pregnant women with sickle cell disease (PWSCD) remains inconclusive. We conducted the first systematic review on the prevalence, determinants and maternal/foetal outcomes of iron deficiency anaemia among PWSCD. Methods We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Global Health, Africa Index Medicus,...
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