Presence of very low levels of an enzyme called 'glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase' in a person leads to a condition called Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency. It is a congenital disorder which may result in Hemolysis. Severe stress, infections, several food items(like fava beans), and some drugs may result in the development of Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in a person. Fatigue, dark urine, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat, yellow skin color (jaundice) are some symptoms associated with this condition.
HOW IS GLUCOSE 6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE DEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
400 million people suffer from this condition, globally.