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Hemolytic Anemia in Females: An Unexpected Cause
Marcela de Oliveira Pires, Filipa Forjaz Cirurgião, Melissa Brigham Figueiredo, Rita Monteiro.
Department of Pediatrics, São Francisco Xavier Hospital, Lisboa Ocidental Centro Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal.
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the most common enzymopathy and is inherited as an X-linked trait, therefore homozygotic females are rare. We present a five-year-old girl, who had severe hemolytic anemia after fava beans ingestion and an infectious insult. Investigations revealed G6PD deficiency associated with a genetic A- variant, which was also present in both her father and brother.

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