The Frequency of Glucose - 6 - Phospahte Dehydrogenqase Deficiency in Punjabis and Pathans

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Taj Ali Khan
Suhaib Ahmad
Masood Anwar
Muhammad Ayub

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to find the frequency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in healthy young adult male population of various ethnic groups and sub-groups of punjabis and pathans. This cross sectional comparative study in Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi from January to December 2000. eight hudnreds apparently healthy unrelated adult males (Punjabis: 400 and Pathans: 400) were screened for G6PD deficiency by a commercial qualitative screening test kit. G6PD deficiency is a fairly common abnoamrlity in Pujaabis and pathans. Such individuals are highly susceptible to develop acute haemolytic episodes by a variety of stimuli including some of the commonly used drugs.

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Khan TA, Ahmad S, Anwar M, Ayub M. The Frequency of Glucose - 6 - Phospahte Dehydrogenqase Deficiency in Punjabis and Pathans. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 6 [cited 2022 Sep. 24];18(4). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/935
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