IthaMaps

IthaMaps content was supported by partnership with the HVP Global Globin 2020 Challenge

Search

Search Country: OR Search for:

General information for Kuwait


Kuwait
Continent: Asia
Capital: Kuwait City
Population: 2789132
Area (in sq km): 17820.0

Haemoglobinopathy-specific healthcare policy information for Kuwait

Healthcare policyComment/InfoReference
Prevention programme: Yes (National)Premarital testing implemeted by law.
SCD newborn screening: No
Prenatal screening: No
Antenatal screening: No
Haemoglobinopathies patient registry: Yes (National)
Rare disease patient registry: No
Dedicated treatment centres: No
Blood transfusion availability: Yes (National)
MRI facilities: Yes (National)[PMID: 26076396]
Patient associations: Yes (National)
Genetic counselling: No

Prevalence and incidence of major haemoglobinopathies in Kuwait

HaemoglobinopathyComment/InfoReference
Prevalence of β-thalassaemia carriers: 3 % of the population[PMID: 24672827]
Prevalence of sickle cell disease carriers: 6 % of the population[PMID: 24672827]
Prevalence of α-thalassaemia carriers: 4.6 % of the population[PMID: 23224852]
Expected incidence of β-thalassaemia: 12 expected affected births/year[PMID: 24672827]
Expected incidence of sickle cell disease: 100 expected affected births/year[PMID: 24672827]
Known β-thalassaemia patients: 129 patients[PMID: 24672827]
Known sickle cell disease patients: 500 patients[PMID: 24672827]

Mutation frequencies in Kuwait

Overview (most frequent mutations with their observed average values and range)

β-locus
IVS II-1 G>A: 29.25 % (25.2 % – 33.3 %)CD 39 (CAG>TAG): 15.40 %
IVS I-6 (T>C): 13.45 % (5.7 % – 21.2 %) IVS I-5 (G>C): 10.35 % (6.1 % – 14.6 %)

Detailed mutation frequencies

Entry IDLocusRegionEthnic GroupPopulation TypeSample SizeStudy period (from)Study period (to)ReferenceComments
10385β-locusCountry-wideKuwaitiPatients12319947701914Frequencies are shown for beta-globin gene mutations. Study samples were acquired from three hospitals in Kuwait.
10386β-locusCountry-wideMulti-ethnicPatients33201626076396Frequencies are shown for beta-globin gene mutations. Study samples were acquired from hematology clinics in Mubarak, Amiri and Adan Hospitals, Kuwait. and were mainly Kuwaitis.

Organisations in Kuwait

A list of all organisations in Kuwait stored in the ITHANET database is shown below. For more information, click on the corresponding organisation name or visit the detailed ITHANET Organisations page

NameDepartmentOrganisation type
Kuwait UniversityFaculty of MedicineHigher Education, Research Center

Microattributions

A/AContributor(s)DateComments
1Al-Humood, Salah2016-10-20Information on healthcare policies reviewed and updated.
2Al-Mulla, Fahd2016-10-20Information on healthcare policies reviewed and updated.

Please Contact Us to provide new epidemiological information and/or report mistakes.

Important Note: The relative allele frequencies presented in IthaMaps are not calculated by ITHANET, but they are extracted from the corresponding publications. ITHANET is not responsible for any mistakes in the data. Please use this information with caution! We encourage scientists that have more detailed or updated epidemiological information to contact us.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided as an information resource only and must not to be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. The ITHANET Portal and IthaMaps are not responsible or liable for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products that an individual obtains through this website.

Future events

  • MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS EUROPE
  • Third Annual Cell-Free DNA in Clinical Oncology
  • Third Annual Enabling Technologies for Cell-Free DNA
  • GENE THERAPY FOR RARE DISORDERS 2017
  • Pan-European Consensus Conference on Newborn Screening for Haemoglobinopathies

View all events

Find Us