Prevalence of G6PD deficiency in selected populations from two previously high malaria endemic areas of Sri Lanka

@inproceedings{Gunawardena2017PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of G6PD deficiency in selected populations from two previously high malaria endemic areas of Sri Lanka},
  author={Sharmini Gunawardena and Gamini Kapilananda and Dilhani Samarakoon and Sashika Maddevithana and Sulochana Wijesundera and Lallindra V Goonaratne and Nadira D Karunaweera},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficiency is known to offer protection against malaria and an increased selection of mutant genes in malaria endemic regions is expected. However, anti-malarial drugs such as primaquine can cause haemolytic anaemia in persons with G6PD deficiency. We studied the extent of G6PD deficiency in selected persons attending Teaching Hospitals of Anuradhapura and Kurunegala, two previously high malaria endemic districts in Sri Lanka. A total of 2059… CONTINUE READING
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