Pyruvate kinase deficiency

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What is pyruvate kinase deficiency?

Pyruvate kinase deficiency is an inherited lack of the enzyme pyruvate kinase, which is used by red blood cells. Without this enzyme, red blood cells break down too easily, resulting in low levels of these cells causing hemolytic anemia.

Common symptoms reported by people with pyruvate kinase deficiency

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with pyruvate kinase deficiency

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Compare treatments taken by people with pyruvate kinase deficiency

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Who has pyruvate kinase deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

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