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does infection affect g6pd result of my 8month old baby?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
May Be,: Better the test be done when when your child is in the state of normal/good health.
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Stress and G6PD def: If someone has g6pd deficiency, their red blood cells are less able to recover from the stress of loading and unloading oxgen, which is the job of the red blood cell. Infection can add additional stress (we call it oxidative stress). Someone with moderate or severe g6pd deficiency may have increased red blood cell breakdown (hemolysis) with oxidative stress like certain infections.

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