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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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Al-Khabori, "Methemoglobinemia in an elderly patient with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: A case report," Oman Medical Journal, vol.
Neonatal screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Indian J Pediatr 2005;72(10):835-7.
Molecular genetics of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in Mexico.
The distribution of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in Greece.
An improved, simple screening method for detection of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Trop Med Inter Health 2003; 8: 569-74.
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and the inflammatory response to endotoxin and polymicrobial sepsis.
Determination of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: comparision of three methods.
In the following chapters, we travel to Sardinia where favism is still evident today (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency) and discover why the 'disease' became a buffer against malaria.
In some circumstances, such as ABO and Rh group incompatibility, hypothyroidism, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, or urinary tract infection, the bilirubin level may reach pathological levels and result in severe sequelae such as kernicterus.9 Almost all the cases included in the study are in the neonatal period and none had pathological jaundice.
Late preterm gestational age, exclusive breastfeeding, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, ABO haemolytic disease, East Asian ethnicity and a history of a sibling being treated for hyperbilirubinemia were the most common risk factors associated.
At present, the NBS in the country includes screening of six disorders: congenital hypothyroidism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, phenylketonuria, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, galactosemia and maple syrup urine disease.

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