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MELZER-LANGE MARLENE MD; WALSH-KELLY, CHRISTINE MD
Pediatric Emergency Care: March 1989
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Hemolysis following accidental ingestion of naphthalene in black females deficient in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) has not been previously reported. A 20-month-old black female is presented and the literature reviewed. Although G-6-PD deficiency is X-linked, health care providers must be aware that hemolysis may occur in females who are deficient in G- 6-PD after exposure to naphthalene.

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