Prevalence of G6PD Deficiency and its Association with Neonatal Jaundice in Babies born at Tertiary Care Hospital

  • Deshmukh Prabhakar Dattatrayrao Assistant Professor; Dept. of Paediatrics, Saraswati Medical College, Unnao
Keywords: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, Neonates, neonatal jaundice


Background: G6PD deficiency is of special concern as G6PD deficiency is a known risk factor for neonatal jaundice. It has been found in meta-analysis that neonates with G6PD deficiency had three times the risk of hyperbilirubinemia and phototherapy than normal G6PD.

Materials & Methods: This case-control study included 2400 neonatal cases & 456 control. This study was conducted in Department of Pediatrics.

Results: The prevalence of G6PD Deficiency and its association with neonatal jaundice in babies born were found 1.8%.

Conclusion: This study concludes that high prevalence of neonatal jaundice amongst babies who were G6PD deficient, may lead to serious complications.


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Dattatrayrao DP. Prevalence of G6PD Deficiency and its Association with Neonatal Jaundice in Babies born at Tertiary Care Hospital. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Dec.29 [cited 2023May30];4(4):95-7. Available from: