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Vol. 18 - Num. 72

Clinical Reviews

Glucose 6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency: the long tour of the colored boy

Carmen Román Hernándeza, Concepción Bonet de Lunab

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario la Paz. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Segre. Madrid. España.

Reference of this article: Román Hernández C, Bonet de Luna C. Glucose 6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency: the long tour of the colored boy. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;18:349-54.

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Abstract

Glucose 6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency is the most common enzymatic disease of red blood cells. This is an X-linked disorder that mainly affects males. The prevalence is about 400 million people worldwide. Despite of this, it is considered an orphan disease in some treatments and medical procedures such as anesthesia. We describe the case of a 9-year-old male patient affected by this mutation and his travel around different specialists in order to achieve a dental extraction under local anesthesia.

Keywords

Bupivacaine Favism Glucose 6-phosphate-dehydrogenase Local anesthesia

 

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