Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Incidence

G6PD deficiency is more common in individuals from the following ethnic groups:

  • African American males (females are carriers of the disease, but do not have it themselves)
  • People of Mediterranean heritage:
    • Jewish people
    • Italian people
    • Greek people
    • Arab people

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Last Updated: Sep 2, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency References
  1. Cappellini MD, Fiorelli G. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Lancet. 2008 Jan 5;371(9606):64-74. [18177777]
  2. Mason PJ, Bautista JM, Gilsanz F. G6PD deficiency: the genotype-phenotype association. Blood Rev. 2007 Sep;21(5):267-83. Epub 2007 Jul 3. [17611006]
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