Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase status and severity of malarial anaemia in Nigerian children.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency (Gd-) contributes to morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa but recent data on the interaction between Gd- and malaria among children is scarce. We hypothesised that, being a haemolytic factor, Gd- makes severe malarial anaemia (SMA) more common and even more severe. METHODOLOGY We… (More)

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