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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency 

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
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Lucio Luzzatto

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10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220512
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date: 27 June 2017

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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