C-REACTIVE (CRP) PROTEIN IN TRANSFUSION DEPENDENT THALASSAEMIC PATIENTS

Authors

  • Rukhsana Jokhio Department of Physiology
  • Yaqoub Khan Institute of Biochemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Latafat Ali Chughtai Department of Physiology
  • Zaib un-Nisa Mughal Department of Physiology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.69656/pjp.v5i2.728

Keywords:

Thalassaemia, transfusion, iron overload, ferritin, C-reactive proteins

Abstract

Background: In thalassaemic patients iron overload, secondary to blood transfusion, results toxic effects by producing reactive radicals. Iron overload can be studied using serum ferritin level which has a direct correlation with the body’s iron status. While oxidative damage can be studied using biomarker of inflammation like hsC-reactive proteins. Methods: Blood samples of 55 thalassaemic patients (39 males, 16 females) were collected from Fatmid Foundation (Hyderabad). The samples were analysed for CBC, serum ferritin level and hsC-reactive proteins. Results: High mean serum ferritin levels was found in all the patients regardless of the frequency of blood transfusion (4774.2135±3143.3040 µg/L), indicating the iron overload. High mean hsC-reactive protein was found (2.5151±1.3712) with a positive correlation with ferritin (r= 0.8371198, p= 0.0000) and platelets (r= 0.43293443, p= 0.000962175). Conclusion:  C-reactive proteins serve as biomarker of various inflammatory conditions, progression of cardiovascular diseases and as indicator of morbidity and mortality. High C-reactive proteins in these patients indicate ongoing iron overload toxicity related damage in these patients. The estimation of hsC-reactive proteins and other biomarkers of inflammation and oxidation may help in better management of these patients.

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Published

31-12-2009

How to Cite

1.
Jokhio R, Khan Y, Chughtai LA, Mughal Z un-N. C-REACTIVE (CRP) PROTEIN IN TRANSFUSION DEPENDENT THALASSAEMIC PATIENTS. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2009 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];5(2):20-3. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/728