Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Genetic Variants in Malaria Patients in Southwestern Ethiopia

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Carter, Tamar E.; Mekonnen, Seleshi Kebede; Lopez, Karen; Bonnell, Victoria; Damodaran, Lambodhar; Aseffa, Abraham; Janies, Daniel A.;
  • Publisher: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5928732, doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0557
  • Subject: Articles
    mesheuropmc: hemic and lymphatic diseases | congenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalities | parasitic diseases | nutritional and metabolic diseases

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked erythrocyte enzyme disorder with relevance to malaria treatment policy. Treatment with the antimalarial primaquine can result in hemolytic anemia in G6PD-deficient patients. With increased interest in pr... View more
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