In which populations are fava beans a risk factor for hemolytic anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Answer

Fava beans can cause severe hemolysis in certain populations with the Mediterranean G6PD isoenzyme variant. These patients should avoid eating dishes with fava beans.


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