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Cases Journal

, 2:8826

First Online: 06 August 2009Received: 28 October 2008Accepted: 30 July 2009DOI: 10.4076-1757-1626-2-8826

Cite this article as: Nunes, A.A. Cases Journal 2009 2: 8826. doi:10.4076-1757-1626-2-8826


IntroductionToxoplasmosis, a zoonotic protozoal disease caused by toxoplasma gondii, is prevalent throughout the world, affecting a large proportion of persons who usually have no symptoms. Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, an X-linked inherited disorder, is present in over 400 million people world wide. It is more common in tropical and subtropical countries and is one of the important causes of hemolytic anemia.

Case presentationThis case report relates the occurrence of the two diseases simultaneously in a child of five years old.

ConclusionPatients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency are more susceptible to toxoplasmosis and this case report, reinforce the findings of this propensity and alert us for such possibility, what it is important, therefore, the treatment of toxoplasmosis can cause serious hemolysis in these patients.

AbbreviationsG-6-PDGlucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

WBCwhite blood cells.

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Autor: Altacílio A Nunes


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