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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Favism

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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

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What kind of doctor diagnoses and treats favism?

What kind of doctor diagnoses and treats favism?

Hematology: You should be referred to hematology to be tested and to be advise to avoid some food , like fava bean and some medication to prevent hemalysis. ...Read more

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Who should be screened for g6pd defciency (favism) and which exams are indicated?

Who should be screened for g6pd defciency (favism) and which exams are indicated?

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 more

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What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

No Celebrex!: Celebrex (celecoxib) is contraindicated in somewhat with g6pd because it is a sulfa drug. I otherwise don't know the answer to your question, but wanted to make sure you knew about this, given the content of a previous answer. ...Read more

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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?

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