9 March 2018 (Friday) - G6PD deficiency

An interesting case appeared on the Facebook Hematology Interest group today. A two year old Jordanian male who has been in Canada for one week presented to the ED with extreme lethargy and jaundice.
The consultant’s comment was “Macrocytic anemia and features of hemolysis, leukocytosis with left shift and monocytosis. Recommend testing for G6PD deficiency disorder after resolution of acute hemolysis
I’ve seen one case of G6PD deficiency, and that was ages ago. It’s a rather obscure condition.

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