Nigerian being one of the developing countries have equipped a Sickle Cell Treatment Hospital and has recorded tremendous success within the pas two years of establishment. Hope has come to Nigerian sickle cell patients as they can now be treated at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). So far, 6 patience of Sickle Cell Anemia have been treated and their genotype changed from SS to AA and one AS depending on the donor.
The chief medical director (CMD) of the hospital, Professor Michael Ibadin, on a Television interview assured Nigerians of a total cure of the Sickle cell Anemia and that the success achieved was through a collaboration with the University of Basel Switzerland providing the technical support using a machine identified as cobe spectra which would drain the blood through one arm and replace it through the other arm at the same time.
Sickle Cell Treatment Hospital in Nigeria
Presently, Sickle Cell Anemia can only be treated in University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Nigeria (Total cure. The patience genotype will change from SS to AA or AS depending on the donor). Annually, over 50,000 babies are born with the anemia in the world.
Is there a cure to Sickle Cell?
Sickle cell Anemia can now be cured totally in Nigeria at the Sickle Cell Treatment Hospital, one located at University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
However, this approach carries a high risk. The best cure is knowing your genotype and making sure that you marry the one that your genotype matches. Please keep love out of this.
How Much is Sickle cell Treatment in Nigeria.
The treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia in Nigeria, putting some fact into consideration ranges from N2million to N4million. The treatment use to be free as the federal government sponsors the treatment allowing the family to pay only the air fee for the patient as the treatment were not done in Nigeria until this discovery.
Sickle Cell Drugs
Once you under the Sickle Cell treatment Surgery, your genotype increases and you don’t need to take any drug, but on the maintenance level, you can be taking penicillin V potassium oral , Hydroxyurea oral and few others but its advisable to contact your doctor or a sickle cell expert. I recommend Professor Michael Ibadin of University of Benin
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