Favism.

S Oliveira, S Pinheiro, P Gomes, A B Horta, A S Castro

Abstract


Favism is an acute hemolytic syndrome occurring in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals after the consumption of fava beans. The authors report the clinical case of a 16 year-old boy admitted to hospital with an acute hemolytic episode after the ingestion of fava beans. Complementary studies revealed G6PD deficiency. A study of the family and a short review about favism is presented.

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