Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Nigerian Children

  title={Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Nigerian Children},
  author={Olatundun Williams and Daniel A. Gbadero and Grace Edowhorhu and Ann M. Brearley and Tina Slusher and Troy C Lund},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the most common human enzymopathy and in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a significant cause of infection- and drug-induced hemolysis and neonatal jaundice. Our goals were to determine the prevalence of G6PD deficiency among Nigerian children of different ethnic backgrounds and to identify predictors of G6PD deficiency by analyzing vital signs and hematocrit and by asking screening questions about symptoms of hemolysis. We studied 1,122 children… CONTINUE READING
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