Bio

Prof. KITONYI GRACE WANJIKU

Grace Kitonyi is a senior lecturer in Haematology and Blood Transfusion and the current Chairperson of the

Department of Human Pathology. After  earning her M.B.Ch.B degree from the University of Nairobi, Grace

proceeded to the UK to pursue postgraduate training in  Pathology subspecialising in laboratory and clinical

Publications


2013

Mbuthia B, M, OKGOGW.  2013.  Platelet Counts In patients with rheumatoid Arthritis. at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Afr J Rhematol . 1(1):8-12.

2012

Chelimo A, Murage W, MNKNMEGW.  2012.  Promoting appropriate transfusion practices in a major public teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. 6th International Congress of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion.
Kitonyi G W, Wafula E M, MAGKKPMFK.  2012.  Seropositivity of HIV, HBV, & HCV in transfused patients at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya . 6th International Congress of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion .
Githanga J N, KGW.  2012.  Blood Safety in Kenya:Challenges in blood distribution and cold chain maintenance. 6th International Congress of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion .

2011

Westermann C JJ, Kitonyi GW, LTJ.  2011.  Is hereditary telangiectasia rare in the black race? The first sub-Saharan mutation Haemophilia Haemophilia. (17):244.

2010

Kitonyi, GW.  2010.  Role of Bone marrow examination in patient management.. EAMJ. (87):1-2.
Kitonyi GW, Duncan A, RJAG'a JW.  2010.  Congenital Afibrinogenaemia in a Kenyan female Child: Case report. EAMJ. 2(87):81-83.

2009

8. Kitonyi G.W, Githang'a JW, RJAMOW.  2009.  Paeditric thrombosis in Kenya. J Haem Thromb. 7(2):452.
Kitonyi GW, KJM.  2009.  Radiation synovectomy: treatment option for haemophilia Patients. EAMJ. (86):71-74.
Kitonyi GW, Macharia WM, MOW.  2009.  Clinical- pathologic Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes in Children with Neuroblastoma at the Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi. EAMJ. (86):39-46. AbstractWebsite

Objertive: To determine clinical-pathologic characteristics, treatment modalities and treatment outcomes of children diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Design: Cross- sectional descriptive study based on secondary data from patient records.
Setting: Records department of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), a tertiary teaching and referral hospital based in Nairobi.
Subjects: Children aged 15 years and below, admitted with the diagnosis of neuroblastoma, between January 1997 and December 2005.
Main outcome measures: Presenting clinical features, diagnostic modalities including laboratory and imaging data, treatment modalities, response to treatment and patient survival.

2008

Kitonyi G.W., Wambugu P.M., OH.  2008.  Hereditary Telangiectasis in a Black African male. EAMJ. (85):412-416.
Kitonyi G.W., G‟a MJWP.  2008.  Fistulae complicating Burkitt‟s lymphoma Therapy: The challenges. Journal of Hematopathology. 1:19.

2007

2004

1990

Nantulya F.N.., Kitonyi G.W., PNKOJ.  1990.  Chediaki Higashi Syndrome: a case report on an African infant. EAMJ. 9(67):674-680. AbstractWebsite

An African Kenyan female infant was born with very light skin and ashen grey, scanty hair. At 18 months she presented with a bluish skin pigmentation, hepatosplenomegaly, generalised lymphadenopathy and non-responsive fever. A bone marrow aspirate and peripheral blood examination done revealed characteri¬stic features of the Chediak-Higashi Syndrome. This is a rare disorder, to our knowledge not previously described in Africans. The case is presented with a brief review of the literature

1989

1987

Kasili E. G. Kyambi J. M, OKONJNGWJ.  1987.  Nephroblastoma: An example of a cancer curable by appropriate intervention even in developing countries. EAMJ. (64):825-35.

1986

G.W., K.  1986.  The Acute Leukaemias (Review article) . EAMJ. (63):756.

1984

Kitonyi.  1984.  Haemophilia and Allied disorders in Kenya in “Status and Atlas of Haemophilia world Wide. Status and Atlas of Haemophilia world Wide. : A World Federation of Haemophilia Publication

1982

G.W., K.  1982.  Haemophilia and Allied Disorders in Kenya, 1980. International Haemophilia congress 1980. , Bonn, Germany

1981

E.G, KKGW.  1981.  Hereditary bleeding disorders in Kenya.. EAMJ. (58):738-747. Abstract

This is a retrospective study of 105 patients with herediatry haemorrhagic disorders seen at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), between March 1975 and July 1980. Haemophilia forms 63% of the cases, Christmas disease 22% and von Willebrarid's disease (VWD) 9.5%. Rarer disorders encountered are factors X and VIII deficiency and one case of Glauzmann's disease. The study includes 3 subjects of Asian descent. Haernophilia co-existed witlt B-thalassaemia trait in 2 of the Asian subjects. Co-existing Christmas disease' and sickle cell anaemia was seen in one case. The clinical picture and course ' of the disorders are very similar to what is described elsewhere in the literature. It is. noted that although complications of replacement therapy in bleeding disorders are well documented elsewhere, only one of these patients' showed clinical evidence of such complications. There is now ample evidence that haemophilia is quite common in Africans, contrary to some reports in the past. This report serves as further evidence that haemophilia is not uncommon in Kenya and adds on to the already documented cases of hereditary haemorrhagic diseases in Kenya (1). With improving diagnostic and therapeutic facilities and increased use of hospital services more of these cases will be diagnosed

Kitonyi G.W., Onyango F.E, KEG.  1981.  Spontaneous occurrence of leptomonads in a human bone marrow aspirate. EAMJ. (60):266.
Kyambi J.M., Kasili E.G., OKJNGW.  1981.  Wilm's tumor in Kenya. EAMJ. (58):424.

1979

1975

Microstix, KRGWPH.  1975.  A rapid method for bacterial detection in urine. East African Medical Research Council conference.

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