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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: not exclusively in males

Research paper by Leonie van den Broek, Evelien Heylen, Machiel van den Akker

Indexed on: 25 Oct '16Published on: 24 Oct '16Published in: Clinical Case Reports



Abstract

Glucose-6-phosphate (G6PD) deficiency is the most common human enzyme defect, often presenting with neonatal jaundice and/or acute hemolytic anemia, triggered by oxidizing agents. G6PD deficiency is an X-linked, hereditary disease, mainly affecting men, but should also be considered in females with an oxidative hemolysis.