Is glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency a risk factor for hyperbaric oxygen exposure?


Divers and patients lacking glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) may face a serious threat of central nervous system oxygen toxicity (CNS-OT) during exposure to hyperbaric oxygen (HBO), due to the important part played by G6PD in cellular redox balance. Our objective was to investigate G6PD deficiency as a risk factor for CNS-OT. We exposed G6PD… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-2229-0


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