Hemolytic Disorders: A Case Study

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I looked into glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, a very common enzyme deficiency. The deficiency occurs in the G6PD gene which provides the body with instructions in making glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase is in charge of two principle tasks, the creation of carbohydrates and protecting red blood cells from harmful reactive oxygen species. If a mutation occurs the protection provided to the red blood cells falters creating an onset of damages to the cells from the reactive oxygen species. With a limited red blood cell count, the individual is at a higher risk of hemolytic anemia. Hemolytic anemia causes jaundice, paleness, dark urine, fatigue, shortness of breath, and a rapid heart rate. It can
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