Friday, October 15, 2010


Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is a hereditary disorder that may cause hemolytic anemia to the person expose to fava. Two of my co-nurses' babies were diagnosed to have g6pd and its becoming more popular nowadays. This disorder is detected during newborn screening, so it is rightfully to subject every newborn to this test in order to prevent exacerbation of the disorder by having necessary precautions on the food intake of the newborns.
I have looked into some of the symptoms of this disorder from WIKIPEDIA

Hope this could help all expectant mothers out there.

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