Risk factors of metabolic syndrome among adult Sudanese sickle cell anemia patients

AbstractBackgroundSickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder characterized by haematological anaemia. Several studies assumed that adult sickle patients might develop metabolic syndrome features as hyperglycaemia, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolic syndrome risk factors among adult Sudanese with sickle cell anemia in the steady state.MethodsA prospective cross sectional study design was conducted among thirty adult patients with sickle cell anemia Hb SS (mean age 23  ± 6.1 years) and thirty healthy individuals matched for age and gender. Waist and hip circumferences were measured by simple tape. Venous blood sample were analysed to detect blood glucose level, uric acid, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low and high-density lipoprotein after 8 h overnig ht fasting by spectrophotometer. Blood pressure was measured by sphygmomanometer. National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III was utilised to define metabolic syndrome. Statistical analysis was performed SPSS software version 23. Continuous data were expressed using mean ±  SD.P-value of
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