Fructosamine in HbS and G6PD-deficient Saudi Arabs in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

Br J Biomed Sci. 1994 Dec;51(4):332-5.

Abstract

Plasma fructosamine, total proteins and albumin were estimated in a group of 77 sickle cell anaemia and 32 glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)-deficient Saudi Arabs and the results compared with those obtained in a group of 30 normal controls. The mean values of fructosamine in the sickle cell anaemia and G6PD-deficient patients were not statistically different from those of the controls. The mean values of the total proteins and albumin were also not significantly different from those of the normal group. It is concluded that fructosamine level is not affected by sickle cell anaemia and G6PD deficiency, and provides a useful tool for monitoring diabetic patients in regions with high prevalence of haemoglobinopathies and G6PD deficiency.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / blood*
  • Blood Proteins / analysis
  • Child
  • Fructosamine
  • Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency / blood*
  • Hexosamines / blood*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Serum Albumin / analysis
  • Sickle Cell Trait / blood

Substances

  • Blood Proteins
  • Hexosamines
  • Serum Albumin
  • Fructosamine