Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) screening in Pakistani neonates:.
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;57(12):618-20.
To be or not to be…… Our evaluation testifies the importance that initiation of mass neonatal G6PD screening should be considered in our country. It can avoid the incidence of permanent brain damage resulting from hyperbilirubinemia with subsequent kernicterus and death. Such measures can not only guide the pediatricians for successful management of their patients but also provide an opportunity to start comprehensive educational programs for parents thus avoiding lifelong morbidity of enzyme deficient individuals.
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