Neonatal jaundice and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
Keywords:Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase. Neonatal Jaundice. Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Glycogen Storage Disease Type I. Glucose-6-Phosphate. Bilirubin. Kernicterus. Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood. Phototherapy.
One hundred new born males babies aged 7 days and above were included in this study. These were divided into two groups â€” Group I included G6PD normal subjects and Group II included G6PD deficient subjects. Total bilirubin and G6PD enzyme levels were done by commercially available kits. Results were analysed by using students `t` test and level of significance was done. A significant increase in total bilirubin level was observed in infants of G6PD deficiency, Erythrocyte G6PD level is significantly decreased in 06% of infants born with neonatal jaundice.
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