Journal of Blood & Lymph

ISSN: 2165-7831

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D Mbanya


  • Review Article
    Hemophilia in Developing Countries: An Analysis of the First Data in Cameroon, Africa
    Author(s): CT Tagny, S Moudourou, A Ndoumba and D MbanyaCT Tagny, S Moudourou, A Ndoumba and D Mbanya

    Background and Objective: In sub-Saharan Africa, hemophilia remains a huge problem mainly because of ignorance of the disease, limited screening capabilities and access to treatment. This review aims to discuss the characteristics of Cameroonian patients living with hemophilia. Methods: A retrospective study was done on the data of four main reported studies between 1972 and 2010 in Cameroon. Epidemiological, clinical and biological features of PLWH in Cameroon were analyzed. Results: The mean age of the patients was between 14 and 16.2 years. All hemophiliacs reported by the studies were male. For most patients, the frequency of bleeding episodes ranged from 2-15 bleeds per year. Chronic joint complications were found in almost all patients in the 2010 study. Hemophilia A was more common than B, representing 88.4%.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7831.1000119

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