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December 12th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Hi, My DD just got diagnosed with G6PD (Glucose-6 phosphate dehydrgenase deficency) I was wondering if anyone has this deficency or has a child with it. I am trying to gather more information. Thanks!
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December 13th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Sorry, I don't think I've seen that mentioned here before.

Do you know anyone in your family with it? I know it's linked to the X chromosome, but that doesn't mean anyone else has it (maybe just a carrier). How did you know you needed to test for that? Is she anemic? I can help you search for answers if necessary.
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December 15th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Thanks!
When she was about a month old she started to turn VERY yellow. They thought it was breastmilk jaundice so we started her on formula for a couple days. i was still concerned even though her color was looking better so I took her in. they did some blood work and found her hemoglobin to be a 7. they had us come back the next day and it was a 6 so they sent us to the hospital. The next day it dropped to 5 and so they did a blood transfusion and has been fine since.
Now that she is almost a year they wanted to do some more testing. her tests cam back with the G6PD Deficiency diagnosis.
We don't know anyone in our family with it but DH is greek and it is more common in people of mediteranean decent.
I looks like as liong as we look for the signs and aviod the food and medications we need to things should be okay
I was just wondering if anyone had more info.
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December 15th, 2010, 08:01 PM
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All I know is that it's supposed to be fairly easy to manage. I'm glad you have a diagnosis so young! It amazes me that people can live for years with odd things before getting a diagnosis!
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