Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Case Discussion

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What is the most likely cause of the child's symptoms?

Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Why is glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase important to cellular function?

It protects cells from oxidative damage

What does an enzyme activity of 1.3 U/g tissue mean?

Low enzyme activity

How do you account for the differences in the normal activities of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase in different tissues?

Variations in enzyme regulation among tissues

What evidence is there of anemia in the patient?

Increased reticulocyte count

Test your understanding of a case involving a 6-year-old child presenting symptoms of severe pallor, weakness, back pain, persistent vomiting, and yellow sclerae after consuming rice and fava bean. Analyze the symptoms and history to identify the potential diagnosis and management.

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