Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a hereditary condition in which red blood cells break down (hemolysis) when the body is exposed to certain foods, drugs, infections or stress. It occurs when a person is missing or has low levels of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
Yellow eyes or skin
Rapid heart rate
Blood in urine
or Dark urine
Occurs or worsens with exertion
Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)
Unusual lightness of skin color
or Abdominal pain
Drug or substance abuse
or Fava beans consumption
or Recent upper respiratory tract infection
If you have Hemolytic Anemia, then a visit to a general internist is recommended.