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What is favism?

What is favism?

G6PD deficency: Favism is glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, it cause hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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How do you treat 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

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Which food to avoid for favism?

Which food to avoid for favism?

Favism: Also known as g6pd deficiency a metabolic enzyme defect. Must avoid fava beans and certain meds like Dapsone which can trigger hemolytic anemia due to breakdown of red blood cells. ...Read more

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What can my child take if he has favism?

What can my child take if he has favism?

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 more

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Is it true that favism is considered a disease?

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

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What food should you not take when you have favism?

What food should you not take when you have favism?

Fava beans: Favism is acute hemolysis that follows the ingestion of fava beans ,and this appears in G6PD deficient individuals. ...Read more

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Is favism considered a disease? Any answer appreciated.

Is favism considered a disease? Any answer appreciated.

Not a disease: Favism is the result of eating fava beans and potentially becoming ill if you have G6PD deficiency. Discuss with your doctor. A blood test can determine G6PD status. ...Read more

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Can a 2 years old baby with favism eat legumes?

Can a 2 years old baby with favism eat legumes?

No: all legumes including beans ,Soya beans,Menthol can cause hemolysis in children with favism or G6PD defficiency ...Read more