R. C. Jain 1, D. B. Konar 2, F. K. Dar 3
1-Department of Pathology, R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur, India, and formerly Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2- Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 3-Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.LA.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 3, No.1. January 1980:23-26
Two Libyan families showing haemoglobinopathies are described. The child belonging to the first family suffered from homozygous sickle cell anaemia, having inherited the sickle cell gene from heterozygous parents. The child representing the second family showed sickle cell-β-thallassaemia, the sickle cell gene inherited from the heterozygous father and the (β -thalassaemia gene from the heterozygous mother. The presence of both sickle cell and β-thalassaemia genes in the Libyan population may be the result of an ethnic mixture of Negroid and Mediterranean types in this region of Africa.
Keywords: Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia in Benghazi: Two Case Reports