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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Fluorescence spectral classification of iron deficiency anemia and thalassemia
Author(s): Sandhanasamy Devanesan; AlSalhi Mohamad Saleh; Mani Ravikumar; Kantharaj Perinbam; Saradh Prasad; H. Al-Saeed Abbas; Siddanna R. Palled; Karuppaiah Jeyaprakash; Vadivel Masilamani

Paper Abstract

Thalassemia (Thal), sickle cell anemia, and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are the most common blood disorders in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries like India and Bangladesh. The well-established diagnostic procedure for them is the complete blood count (CBC); however, there is substantial confusion in discrimination between Thal and IDA blood samples based on such CBC. We propose a new spectral technique for reliable classification between the above two anemias. This is based on the identification and quantification of a certain set of fluorescent metabolites found in the blood samples of patients of Thal and IDA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2014
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 19(2) 027008 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.2.027008
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 19, Issue 2
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Sandhanasamy Devanesan, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
AlSalhi Mohamad Saleh, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
Mani Ravikumar, Government Arts College for Men (India)
Kantharaj Perinbam, Government Arts College for Men (India)
Saradh Prasad, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
H. Al-Saeed Abbas, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
Siddanna R. Palled, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (India)
Karuppaiah Jeyaprakash, Rajah Serfoji Government College (India)
Vadivel Masilamani, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)

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