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Journal:   ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE   JANUARY 2013 , Volume 16 , Number 1; Page(s) 23 To 24.
 
Paper: 

LOW INCIDENCE OF α-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY AMONG BABIES WITH PROLONGED JAUNDICE

 
 
Author(s):  JOWKAR ZAHRA, GERAMIZADEH BITA*, FANAI SARA, MIRZAI MITRA, DEHGHANI SEYED MOHSEN, HAGHIGHAT MAHMOOD, HONAR NASER, TABEII SAYED ZIAODDIN
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, TRANSPLANT RESEARCH CENTER, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: a-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is one of the most important genetic causes of childhood liver diseases in some parts of the world, but its geographic distribution is highly variable. There are many reports from Asian countries such as India, the Philippines, and China which show a very low incidence of this disease. However few studies exist from Iran regarding this genetic deficiency as the cause for prolonged neonatal jaundice. In this study we attempt to investigate the possible role of AAT deficiency as a cause of prolonged neonatal jaundice in the largest pediatric referral center of Southern Iran.
Methods: We included 126 neonates with the clinical diagnosis of neonatal cholestasis in this study. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was performed on the extracted DNA from their blood samples. DNA sequencing confirmed the results of the PCR-RFLP tests.
Results: All patients were genetically normal regarding level of AAT, i.e., all were MM homozygotes.
Conclusion: AAT deficiency is a rare disease in Iran and is not a major cause of neonatal cholestasis in this country.

 
Keyword(s): α-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY, NEONATAL CHOLESTASIS, SOUTH OF IRAN
 
 
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JOWKAR, Z., & GERAMIZADEH, B., & FANAI, S., & MIRZAI, M., & DEHGHANI, S., & HAGHIGHAT, M., & HONAR, N., & TABEII, S. (2013). LOW INCIDENCE OF α-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY AMONG BABIES WITH PROLONGED JAUNDICE. ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE, 16(1), 23-24. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=409133



Vancouver: Copy

JOWKAR ZAHRA, GERAMIZADEH BITA, FANAI SARA, MIRZAI MITRA, DEHGHANI SEYED MOHSEN, HAGHIGHAT MAHMOOD, HONAR NASER, TABEII SAYED ZIAODDIN. LOW INCIDENCE OF α-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY AMONG BABIES WITH PROLONGED JAUNDICE. ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE. 2013 [cited 2021November27];16(1):23-24. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=409133



IEEE: Copy

JOWKAR, Z., GERAMIZADEH, B., FANAI, S., MIRZAI, M., DEHGHANI, S., HAGHIGHAT, M., HONAR, N., TABEII, S., 2013. LOW INCIDENCE OF α-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY AMONG BABIES WITH PROLONGED JAUNDICE. ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE, [online] 16(1), pp.23-24. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=409133.



 
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