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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency


Other Names for this Disease

  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency
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Treatment

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How might glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency be treated?

The most important aspect of management for G6PD deficiency is to avoid agents that might trigger an attack. In cases of acute hemolytic anemia, a blood transfusion or even an exchange transfusion may be required.[1]

The G6PD Deficiency Association, which is an advocacy group that provides information and supportive resources to individuals and families affected by G6PD deficiency, provides a list of drugs and food ingredients that individuals with this condition should avoid. They also maintain a list of low risk drugs that are generally safe to take in low doses.
Last updated: 1/23/2014

References
  1. Ducrocq R. Glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency. Orphanet. 2004; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=EN&Expert=362. Accessed 10/11/2011.
  2. Dugdale DC, Mason JR. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency . MedlinePlus. March 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000528.htm. Accessed 10/11/2011.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.