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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


    Treatment

    Treatment may involve:

    • Medicines to treat an infection, if present
    • Stopping any drugs that are causing red blood cell destruction
    • Transfusions, in some cases

    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Spontaneous recovery from a hemolytic episode is the usual outcome.


    Complications

    Rarely, kidney failure or death may occur following a severe hemolytic event.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of this condition.

    Call your health care provider if you have been diagnosed with G6PD deficiency and symptoms do not disappear after treatment.