Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

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What is glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency?

Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase(G6PD) deficiency is an inherited (genetic) condition in which the red blood cells breakdown (hemolysis) in reaction to stress, infections, certain drugs, and certain foods. The body does not have enough G6PD enzyme to support proper red blood cell functions.

Common symptoms reported by people with glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

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How bad it is
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Treatments taken by people with glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

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Who has glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 6
40s 7
50s 4
60s 1
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 13

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from G6PD deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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