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first male child born to a couple was g6pd deficient. should they try for their second baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Manageable defect: Of the metabolic defects out there for one to have, g6pd is at least manageable thru your lifetime & compatible with a wonderful life. A couple with one g6pd kid is at risk for the same defect for any pregnancy. They can also produce a carrier or kid free from the gene.Knowing ahead of time puts the family in a good position to make that sort of choice.

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