Case study- Primaquine induced hemolytic anemia

Question of the day

A 20-year-old, African-American male military recruit is about to be sent on his assignment. In preparation for his tour of duty, he is given a prophylactic dose of primaquine to prevent malaria.


Several days after he begins taking the drug, he develops fatigue and hemolytic anemia.

Which of the following enzymes is likely deficient?

A. Galactokinase

B. Fructokinase

C. Glucose-6-P dehydrogenase

D. Pyruvate kinase

E. Aldolase B

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  1. Glucose 6- phosphate-dehydrogenase

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