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