Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and malaria--a study on north Madras population.

S. T. Mathews, P. R. Kumaresan, R. Selvam

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Blood samples from 381 healthy individuals and 236 malaria patients residing in North Madras were studied for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. The incidence of this deficiency in this area was found to be 10.05%. Partially deficient healthy females showed a protective trend against malarial infection with the Chi-squared test approaching statistical significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Communicable Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes


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