Which physical findings are characteristic of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Updated: Feb 19, 2019
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Physical examination findings may be normal in patients with G6PD deficiency. Jaundice and splenomegaly may be present in patients with severe hemolysis. [6] . Patients may have right upper quadrant tenderness due to hyperbilirubinemia and cholelithiasis. Skin ulcers are an infrequent complication that may occur in patients with severe G6PD deficiency.


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