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Title: Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory profile of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in the middle and north of Iraq: a comparative study
Authors: Al Mendalawi, M.D.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: This study determined the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory profile of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD] deficiency in Baghdad [central Iraq] and compared it with previous data from Mosul [northern Iraq]. We reviewed the records of 156 under-5-year-olds with G6PD deficiency admitted to 3 hospitals in Baghdad over a 6-year period. A preponderance of males was noted in both Baghdad and Mosul [1.6:1 and 3.4:1 respectively]. Family history of G6PD deficiency was positive in 19.2% of patients in Baghdad and 13.6% in Mosul. A majority of patients in Baghdad [69.2%] and Mosul [76.1%] showed haemolysis within 1-3 days of exposure to noxious agents. Similarities in the profiles from Baghdad and Mosul suggest that there are similar G6PD variants and similar exposure to precipitating agents
Description: 846-850
Keywords: Sex Distribution
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Subject: Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117948
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/08/16_8_2010_0846_0850.pdf
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