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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

  • Alternative Names

    G-6-PD deficiency; Hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency; Anemia - hemolytic due to G6PD deficiency


    Prevention

    Persons with G6PD deficiency must strictly avoid things that can trigger an episode. Talk to your health care provider about your medications.

    Genetic counseling or testing may be available to those who have a family history of the condition.


    References

    Gregg XT, Prchal JT. Red blood cell enzymopathies. In: Hoffman R, Benz Jr. EJ, Shattil SJ, et al., eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingston; 2008:chap 45.

    Golan DER. Hemolytic anemias: red cell membrane and metabolic defects. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 165.