Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase(G6PD) deficiency is the most common human enzyme deficiency; an estimated 400 million people worldwide are affected by this enzymopathy (Scriver etal., 1995). One benefit of having G6PD deficiency is that it confers a resistance to malaria. G6PD deficiency is also sometimes referred to as favism since some G6PD deficient individuals are also allergic to fava beans. Individuals with reduced G6PD activity are at risk for several pathologies which can be potentially serious (even causing death) if they are not properly treated.The severity of the pathologies associated with G6PD deficiency has prompted researchers to study this condition. Since the discovery of G6PD deficiency in 1956, thousands of research papers have been published on various aspects of this genetic condition.
G6PD Deficiency is inherited from one or both of your parents. It cannot be passed from one person to another in any other way. Males can either be G6PD Deficient or unaffected....
Started by Dyna Sheen on 12/12/2012 in Mothers Of G6PD Kids
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Food, chemicals & herbs that must be avoided by G6PDds Note: Mothers who breastfeed their children with G6PD Deficiency should also avoid these products. **FOOD AND DRINKS...
Started by Dyna Sheen on 12/07/2012 in Mothers Of G6PD Kids
Last update on 12/07/2012 by Dyna Sheen