[Epidemiologic study of acute favism cases (G6PD deficiency) in the Autonomous Community of Murcia during 1983-1987. Report of a case].

Abstract

This study reminds primary care teams of the fundamental importance of epidemiological histories for diagnosing broad bean disease in rural areas in which broad beans are regularly harvested and the patient's nationality lead one to suspect this illness. A retrospective study of the consumption of broad beans in the region of Murcia is made for the period 1983-1987, the variables of which are: Age, sex, geographical distribution, epidemiological history, diagnosis based on a clinical analysis, need for transfusion, treatment, progress and family case study. Among the conclusions, the greatest number of cases occur in males ranging from 0 to 10 years of age, residents basically of Murcia and the surrounding districts, with a prior history of having ingested broad beans, showing symptoms, revealed through a clinical analysis, which are compatible with are compatible with an hemolytic anemia, for which it was necessary to provide transfusions for a considerable number of cases, achieving good progress and a treatment based on the procedure of fundamentally eliminating broad beans from their diet and certain medicines, and lastly, a later study of the members of these patients' families.

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@article{Barranco1990EpidemiologicSO, title={[Epidemiologic study of acute favism cases (G6PD deficiency) in the Autonomous Community of Murcia during 1983-1987. Report of a case].}, author={Juan Enrique Pere{\~n}{\'i}guez Barranco and J A Olmo Fernandez-Delgado and L M Moreno Torres and P Ure{\~n}a Adrover}, journal={Revista de sanidad e higiene pública}, year={1990}, volume={64 3-4}, pages={219-27} }