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Symptoms Of Favism
Avoidance of things: You'll have to avoid certain foods (containing, obviously, fava beans). There is a list with clickable links for more information here: http://g6pddeficiency.org/wp/living-with-g6pd-deficiency/g6pd-deficiency-foods-to-avoid-list/ ...Read more
Avoid: Favism is a reaction where hemolysis or breakdown of red blood cells occur with this ingestion of fava beans.This can cause severe, even life threatening anemia.All these patients have an enzyme deficiecy called g6pd where there are other triggers for this anemia.See a hematologist or your pediatrician for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Link to G6PD: Favism is associated with glucose-6-phophate dehydrogenase (g6pd) deficiency and is called favism because the consumption of fava beans causes oxidative stress and hemolytic anemia. See http://g6pddeficiency.Org/wp/g6pd-deficiency-home/favism-2/#.Uuqn_hmtuto for more info about the link between the two. ...Read more
DNA testing: Screening should be done if members of your family are known to have the deficiency as it is genetically transmitted. African, asian, mediterranean, or middle-eastern individuals are at greatest risk. It is commonly diagnosed at birth or in the first few months of life. Dna testing is now available, but liver biopsy remains the standard in diagnosing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?
2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all,this means no favism?don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?
About favism...: Surviving a meal of Nutella is not a test for favism (G6PD deficiency). The G6PD test is a simple blood test that any lab can do. The result is a percentage (for example: 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the G6PD that an average normal person has). If deficient, broad beans such as fava beans are a no-no. People may want to avoid other legumes and beans; some beans are worse than others. ...Read more