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Hi, if two people both with g6pd condition have children, what are the health implications for the children?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Google G6PD genetics
This requires a rather long answer.The best place to get it is on the home page of g6pd genetics on line.

In brief: Google G6PD genetics
This requires a rather long answer.The best place to get it is on the home page of g6pd genetics on line.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: X-linked
The gene for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase is on the x chromosome.
Boys with g6pd deficiency have a risk of red blood cell breakdown when exposed to various triggers. Girls with one abnormal copy of g6pd generally are asymptomatic. If both parents carry an abnormal copy of g6pd, the boys will have a 50% chance of disease, the girls a 25% chance of disease, and 50% chance of being a carrier.

In brief: X-linked
The gene for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase is on the x chromosome.
Boys with g6pd deficiency have a risk of red blood cell breakdown when exposed to various triggers. Girls with one abnormal copy of g6pd generally are asymptomatic. If both parents carry an abnormal copy of g6pd, the boys will have a 50% chance of disease, the girls a 25% chance of disease, and 50% chance of being a carrier.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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