Haemolysis with Mediterranean spotted fever and glucose-6-phos-phate dehydrogenase deficiency

D. Raoult, D. Lena, H. Perrimont, H. Gallais, David Walker, P. Casanova

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Abstract

Mediterranean spotted fever with haemolysis is reported in a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient Algerian man. The clinical course was unusually severe for a 27-year-old patient. The authors suspect G6PD deficiency to be a cause of enhanced severity in Mediterranean spotted fever as well as in other rickettsioses.

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  • Parasitology
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