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G6PD deficiency

Open Access | The Impact of Phenotypic and Genotypic G6PD Deficiency on Risk of Plasmodium vivax Infection: A Case-Control Study amongst Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

May 27, 2010 - 07:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Toby Leslie, Marnie Briceño, Ismail Mayan, Nasir Mohammed, Eveline Klinkenberg, Carol Hopkins Sibley, Christopher J. M. Whitty, Mark Rowland
Reference: 
PLoS Med 7(5): e1000283

Further work is required on the genotypic protection associated with other types of G6PD deficiency and on developing simple point-of-care technologies to detect it before administering antirelapse therapy.

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