Global burden of sickle cell anaemia is set to rise by a third by 2050

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 23 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4676
  1. Tamoghna Biswas
  1. 1Kolkata

The number of babies born with sickle cell anaemia around the world is set to rise by a third by 2050, a study has predicted.

The study, published in PLOS Medicine, used estimates of the prevalence of sickle cell anaemia to predict that the number of cases in newborns is likely to rise to about 404 200 in 2050, up from 305 800 in 2010.1 Between 2010 and 2050 about 14.2 million babies will be born with sickle cell …

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