oa South African Medical Journal - The sickle-cell trait in the South African Bantu
|Article Title||The sickle-cell trait in the South African Bantu|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Dec 1921|
|Keyword(s)||Bantu, Erythrocytes, Sickle-cell anaemia, Sickle-cell trait and Sicklemia|
Of 403 blood specimens of South African Bantus, only one showed the sickle-cell trait in a moist sealed preparation after 24 hours' incubation at 37ï¿½C. The sickleï¿½cell trait, which is very common in the West African and American negro, is rare in the South African Bantu.
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