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favism

[′fä‚viz·əm]
(medicine)
An acute hemolytic anemia, usually in persons of Mediterranean area descent, occurring when an individual with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency of erythrocytes eats the beans or inhales the pollen of Vicia faba.
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Hemolytic neonatal jaundice, which is mainly attributable to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, is a major problem in Greece and in most Mediterranean countries (16,17).
Some good examples for natural selection of malaria in Indo-China are the co-existence of high prevalence of thalassaemia as well as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (Fig.
It may be helpful in determining whether impaired glucuronidation contributes to clinical hyperbilirubinemia in subjects with abnormalities in bilirubin metabolism, as in subjects with heterozygous [beta]-thalassemia (17), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (18), neonatal icterus associated with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (19), or hereditary spherocytosis (20).
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and carboxyhemoglobin concentrations associated with bilirubin-related morbidity and death in Nigerian infants.

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