Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2020, Page: 55-62
Xanthine Oxidase Activity in Patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia Presenting with Vaso-Occlusive Crises in University College Hospital, Ibadan
Odebiyi Ha, Department of Haematology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Fasola Fa, Department of Haematology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria; Department of Haematology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 2, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 19, 2020;       Published: Jul. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20200502.13      View  86      Downloads  24
Recurrent bone pain or vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) constitutes a major presentation in patients with sickle cell anaemia. This is partly attributable to vasospasm, oxidative stress and inflammation. Xanthine oxidase is released during VOC and it had been implicated in the pathogenesis of bone pain crisis in patients with sickle cell anaemia. This study was aimed at comparing the plasma levels of xanthine oxidase activity in adult patients with Sickle cell anaemia (SCA), during bone pain crisis (BPC) and steady state and correlating it with the severity of bone pain crisis. Thirty adult sickle cell anemia patients with BPC and 30 in steady state attending Haematology clinic at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and 30 normal haemoglobin A, age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled for this study. Severity of BPC was assessed with total summary pain score. Haematological parameters were determined by a 5-part autoanalyzer. Plasma xanthine oxidase activity was determined using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Data obtained were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) version 20. Results were considered statistically significant if p<0.05. Biochemical parameters were correlated with the severity of bone pain crisis. Plasma xanthine oxidase activity was significantly elevated in the BPC group than in the steady state group (p=0.000) and HbA group (p=0.000). There steady state group plasma xanthine oxidase activity was also significantly higher than that of HbA group (p-0.032). Similarly, the plasma Plasma xanthine oxidase activity was significantly higher in all BPC severity group than steady state group with associated significantly low positive correlation of xanthine oxidase activity and bone pain severity. This study established that plasma xanthine oxidase activity was higher in patients with SCA presenting in bone pain crisis than steady state and HbA individual with associated positive correlation between plasma xanthine oxidase activity and bone pain severity.
Sickle Cell Anaemia, Plasma Xanthine Oxidase Activity, Bone Pain Crisis, Steady State, HbA
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Odebiyi Ha, Fasola Fa, Xanthine Oxidase Activity in Patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia Presenting with Vaso-Occlusive Crises in University College Hospital, Ibadan, American Journal of Laboratory Medicine. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 55-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20200502.13
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