12) However, in our patient his advanced age and negative past medical history for favism
, as well as the difficulty in obtaining an assay over the weekend led us to use methylene blue.
6%) that is in agreement with Schilliro17 whereas Katomis et al, never observed cases of favism
that were induced by pollen inhalation.
A 7-day course of nitrofurantoin has similar efficacy to TMP/SMX and is compatible with breastfeeding, but it should be avoided in populations at risk for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency (also known as favism
, most often found in patients of Mediterranean or African descent) (SOR: C, extrapolation from studies in nonlactating women and disease-oriented outcomes).
However, there exists a significant volume of information on the favism
, which is higher than the available one about the different medicines that might produce it.
Additional factors affecting digestibility of various legumes include: saponins, protease inhibitors, lathyrogens, phytohaemagglutinins, favism
, and cyanogenic glucosides as reported by Gupta (1987).
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.