G6PD deficiency

Overview

G6PD deficiency is an inherited condition. The condition is more common in African-American men. Triggers include infections, stress, fava beans, aspirin, and other drugs.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include dark urine, jaundice, belly pain, back pain, tiredness, infections, and pale skin.

Treatments

Most people recover without treatment. When the condition is caused by a medication, it may be necessary to stop taking the drug.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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