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Severe haemolysis associated with hepatitis A and normal glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase status.
  1. D J Lyons,
  2. J M Gilvarry,
  3. J F Fielding
  1. Department of Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.


    We report massive acute haemolysis associated with hepatitis A in a 36 year old Irish woman. Although mild anaemia is not uncommon during viral hepatitis, haemolysis of the severity observed in this patient has previously been reported only in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.

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