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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Communicable Diseases|
|State||Published - Sep 1991|
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