G6PD Deficiency
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G6PD deficiencyis a disease that is passed down via families. This condition arises when the body does not have sufficient amounts of an enzyme known as G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase). The healthy functioning of red blood cells contributes to by this enzyme. Anemia that is hemolytic can be caused by a deficiency in this enzyme. When this occurs, the red blood cells are destroyed at a rate that is greater than their production..