oa South African Medical Journal - Occurrence and clinical implications of red-cell glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in South African racial groups

Volume 37, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A sex-linked inherited deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in red cells with associated instability of glutathione is responsible for an acute, severe self-limiting haemolytic anaemia on exposure to certain aromatic drugs and vegetable substances.

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