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My son has g6pd.. What exactly is it and what precautions should his father and i take?

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Dr. Maulik Shah
23 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Get Tested: G6pd is a genetic disorder located on the x-chromosome. There are a large number of variants of this disorder. You should talk to your doctor about getting tested (or talk to a geneticist) to know your carrier status and to identify which variant you may have. In likelihood, one of you is a carrier (most likely the mother; since I am presuming the father has no symptoms).
Answered on Jan 10, 2015
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