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G6PD Deficiency causes

# Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency causes:
 A. Haemophilia
 B. Hemolytic anaemia
 C. Aplastic anaemia
 D. Megaloblastic anaemia


The correct answer is B. Hemolytic anemia.

The red blood cells are well protected against oxidation because of adequate generation of reduced glutathione. Individuals with G6PD deficiency (an enzyme required for hexose monophosphate shunt / HMP shunt for glucose metabolism) fail to develop adequate levels of reduced glutathione in their red cells and this results in oxidation and precipitation of hemoglobin within the red cells forming "HEINZ BODIES"

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