Pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia

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What is pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia?

Pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia is caused by defective red cell metabolism due to the deficiency of the enzyme pyruvate kinase. It is the second most common cause of enzyme-deficient hemolytic anemia.

Common symptoms reported by people with pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia

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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BiPAP w/humidifier)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BiPAP w/humidifier)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pyruvate kinase deficiency anemia on PatientsLikeMe?


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

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 1

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