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GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE-DEHYDROGENASE (G6PD) DEFICIENCY

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A deficiency in the enzyme G6PD resulting in a haemolytic anaemia. This haemoglobinopathy contraindicates the use of the 4-aminoquinolines such as primaquine for the radical treatment of benign tertian and ovale tertian malaria.

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