1921
Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an inherited disorder of red blood cell metabolism. Affected individuals may suffer a severe hemolytic crisis when treated with primaquine, an antimalarial. A survey of 966 male Southeast Asian refugees determined that 50 (5.2%) were G6PD-deficient. This prevalence suggests that a G6PD assay should be performed prior to primaquine therapy in this high-risk population.

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1984-01-01
2017-11-18
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  • Accepted : 05 Aug 1983

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