High-dose intravenous vitamin C is contraindicated in people with G6PD
deficiency, and patients should be tested for this condition before receiving such treatment.
Since the G6PD
level seen in our patients was normal, the methylene blue treatment was beneficial.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), every year around 20 million people get infected with hepatitis E virus.1 Of these 3.3 million people have the disease.1 Hepatitis E infection in 2015 resulted in around 44000 deaths worldwide.1,2 The highest prevalence of Hepatitis E is in East Asia and South Asia due to inadequate sanitation.3-5 It is a mild and self-limiting disease, which requires conservative management with no aggressive mode of treatment.6,7 Glucose - 6 - phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD
) deficiency is one of the most common type of enzyme deficiencies.
The premarital service includes a blood test involving carrier testing for SCD, beta thalassaemia and G6PD
Drugs avoided in G6PD
deficiency should also be restricted in GSSD.
However, breastfeeding an infant with G6PD
deficiency could lead to hemolytic anemia.
Neonates' blood group (ABO and Rhesus) and G6PD
status were determined using standard protocols .
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD
) deficiency is the commonest enzyme deficiency in humans, especially in those of African descent , with a prevalence of 400 million affected people worldwide .
The oxidative stress produced by drug metabolites causes intravascular hemolysis in individuals with G6PD
Around 18.77pc had G6PD
deficiency, an inherited glucose deficiency that affects functions of red blood cells, while a slight increase in the prevalence of other genetic diseases was registered.
The panel includes tests for total serum bilirubin, albumin, direct bilirubin, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD
) on a single cartridge, making it the first comprehensive, rapid and near-patient testing solution for hyperbilirubinemia.
* Glucose-6-PhosphateDehydrogenasedeficiency (G6PD
) (red blood cell condition)