Frequency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in sickle-cell disease. A study in Saudi Arabia.

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The frequency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency in 50 Hb S homozygotes (SS) and 98 Hb S heterozygotes (AS) was determined and compared with the frequency obtained in individuals with normal haemoglobin (AA). The observed number of SS patients with G-6-PD deficiency was significantly greater than the expected value (p less than 0.05… (More)

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