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Volume 9, Issue 2 (May 2022)                   IJML 2022, 9(2): 81-84 | Back to browse issues page


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Kamali M, Mehralizadeh A, Taheri Sarvtin M. Prevalence of Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency in Jiroft City in Southern Iran. IJML. 2022; 9 (2) :81-84
URL: http://ijml.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-420-en.html
Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran
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Background and Aims: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a global problem and the most common cause of jaundice in neonates. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of G6PD deficiency in Jiroft city in southern Kerman.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out from 2016 to 2019. Blood samples were taken from all patients referred to Imam Hospital in Jiroft city in southern Iran. The G6PD enzyme activity was evaluated by a fluorescent spot test.
Results and Conclusions: In the present study, a total of 7791 newborns were included. Abnormal activity of G6PD was seen in 779 (10%) subjects. Out of 779 patients, 728 (9.4%) were found to be G6PD deficient, and 49 (0.6%) exhibited partial deficiency. A relatively high percentage of G6PD deficiency was seen in newborns of Jirof city. We strongly recommend screening for G6PD enzyme activity in all newborns in this city.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hematology & Blood Banking
Received: 2021/05/9 | Accepted: 2022/02/28 | Published: 2022/06/30

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