What is the role of surgery in the treatment of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Updated: Jun 25, 2020
  • Author: Lawrence C Wolfe, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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There is no evidence of selective red cell destruction in the spleen; hence, splenectomy is usually ineffective and not recommended.


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