What triggers hemolytic anemia in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, hemolysis can be triggered by oxidant drugs and stress from infections. Fava beans can induce hemolysis in susceptible individuals with the Mediterranean variant of G6PD deficiency.


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