Glusoce-6-phosphate dehydrogenase- History and diagnosis

Authors

  • K Gautam Department of Pathology, Samyak Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd, Lalitpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v6i12.16260

Keywords:

G6PD, Primaquine, Neonatal Jaundice

Abstract

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is the most common enzymatic defect of red blood cells, which increases the vulnerability of erythrocytes to oxidative stress leading to hemolytic anemia. Since its identification more than 60 years ago, much has been done with respect to its clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis and treatment. Association of G6PD is not just limited to anti malarial drugs, but a vast number of other diseases. In this article, we aimed to review the history of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, the diagnostic methods available along with its association with other noncommunicable diseases. 

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Published

2016-09-24

How to Cite

Gautam, K. (2016). Glusoce-6-phosphate dehydrogenase- History and diagnosis. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 6(12), 1034–1039. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v6i12.16260

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Review Articles