Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6Pd Deficiency)

The glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked inherited enzymatic defect, which often occurs in dark-skinned and after an acute illness or intake of oxidatively effective drugs (eg. B. salicylates or sulfonamides) leads to hemolysis. The diagnosis is made by determining the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, but these tests often fall false-negative during the acute hemolysis. Treatment is supportive. The glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency causes the only clinically significant defect of the…

September 3, 2018
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