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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Abstract

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
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hemolysis
  • Methemoglobinemia

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Methemoglobinemia in an elderly patient with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency : A case report. / Hassan, Kowthar S.; Al-Riyami, Arwa Z.; Al-Huneini, Mohamed; Al-Farsi, Khalil; Al-Khabori, Murtadha.

In: Oman Medical Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2014, p. 135-137.

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