Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 26, 2017
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

What are the treatment options for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

What is the pathophysiology of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

How does the degree of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency affect its clinical presentation?

What is the genetic etiology of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Which patient groups are at highest risk for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

What are the complications of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

What are the racial predilections for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Which physical findings are characteristic of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency?

Workup

What are indications for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency screening?

Which tests are performed to diagnose glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Which test findings indicate glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Who should be screened for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

What tests should be performed in the diagnosis of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

How is prolonged neonatal jaundice treated in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

How is chronic hemolysis or non-spherocytic anemia treated in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Which medications and chemical agents should patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency avoid?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?