oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Drug-induced haemolysis masquerading as blackwater fever

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Drug-induced haemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency accounts for some cases of blackwater fever in which malaria parasites cannot be found. A combination of factors, including the oxidant strength of drugs administered influence the likelihood of haemolysis occurring.

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