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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency

Lucio Luzzatto

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220512

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency

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Deficiency of the enzyme glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) in red blood cells is an inherited abnormality due to mutations of the G6PD gene on the X chromosome that renders the cells vulnerable to oxidative damage. The condition is widespread in many populations living in or originating from tropical and ...

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Subjects: Haematology

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