Methemoglobinemia in an elderly patient with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: A case report

Kowthar S. Hassan, Arwa Z. Al-Riyami, Mohamed Al-Huneini, Khalil Al-Farsi, Murtadha Al-Khabori

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked genetic disorder characterized by low levels of the G6PD enzyme. It is present worldwide but with more prevalence in the Middle East and the Mediterranean areas. We report a case of severe hemolysis due to G6PD deficiency manifesting as methemoglobinemia in a 70 year old Omani male never known to have any previous hemolytic episodes or previously diagnosed of G6PD deficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hemolysis
  • Methemoglobinemia

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  • Medicine(all)

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