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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


RUIZ, Wilson; ULLOA, Victor  and  BAILON, Oscar. Prevalence of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in the blood of voluntary givers at Cayetano Heredia and Arzobispo Loayza nationals hospitals Lima-Peru. Rev Med Hered [online]. 1997, vol.8, n.1, pp.11-18. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: The goal of this study was to know the prevalence of the Glucose - 6 - phosphate dehydrogenase 8G-6-PDH) deficiency at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH), and Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza (HNAL) of Lima city. Material and methods: It was tested 140 samples of blood donors between June and July of 1996, using the qualitative Brewer method. The quantitative commercial test was done for detected the enzimatic activity in the abnormal cases of the qualitative method. Sixty blood donors (42.85%) belongs to the HNCH and eighty (57.15%) to the HNAL. The average of age was 32.20 and the range of hematocrit was between 40 and 48%. Results: We observed 9 positive cases (6.42%) using the Brewer method, but only one case (0.71%) was confirmed with the quantitative test. Conclusion: We that the prevalence of this enzymatic deficiency is low between our population. (Rev Med Hered 1997; 8: 11-18).

Keywords : Haemolytic anemia; G-6-PDH deficiency.

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