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Last Updated: 15 January 2023

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Red blood cells will die prematurely in those people with a defect in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Hemolysis, or red blood cell damage, is a process that occurs in red blood cells. Hemophilic anemia is the most common medical condition related to glucose-6-phosphate deficiency deficiency, which occurs when red blood cells are destroyed faster than the body can replace them. Hemolytic anemia is most commonly caused by bacterial or viral infections, as well as specific medications in people with glucose-6-phosphate deficiency. Hemolytic anemia can also occur after eating fava beans or inhaling pollen from fava plants.

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