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Red cell glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase phenotypes in Iraq.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15330559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We attempted to characterize biochemically glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) variants in Iraqi individuals. Thus 758 healthy Iraqi males aged 18-60 years were randomly selected and 46 (6.1%) were G6PD deficient. Although the predominant non-deficient G6PD phenotype was G6PD B (92.6%), G6PD A+ was found in polymorphic frequency (1.3%). In the deficient group, 31 cases were fully characterized, including 17 cases with features consistent with G6PD Mediterranean variant, while 12 had other biochemical features and were labelled as non-Mediterranean variant. The remaining two deficient cases were characterized as G6PD A- variant. The presence of a significant number of non-Mediterranean variant was unexpected and may be related to the more heterogeneous background of the Iraqi people.
F A Hilmi; N A Al-Allawi; M Rassam; G Al-Shamma; A Al-Hashimi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-27     Completed Date:  2004-10-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Electrophoresis, Cellulose Acetate
Erythrocytes / enzymology
Favism / epidemiology,  genetics
Gene Frequency / genetics*
Genetic Heterogeneity
Genetic Testing
Genetic Variation / genetics*
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase / genetics
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  genetics*
Iraq / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Molecular Epidemiology
Polymorphism, Genetic / genetics*
Urban Health / statistics & numerical data
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Dehydrogenase; EC dehydrogenase A-

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