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Does pain fumes increase hemolysis and spleen pain while having g6pd?

Our son, age 24, has chronic g6pd. He has had two transfusions throughout his life. He helped his brother paint for two days and is now is experiencing pain associated with his spleen and increased hemolysis. My question is, can paint fumes cause a crisis?
Mon, 4 Aug 2014
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yes, in many cases it is observed that paint fumes can causes crisis in G6PD deficient patients. there are many drugs also which accelarates the G6PD deficient state. avoid paint fumes.
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Does pain fumes increase hemolysis and spleen pain while having g6pd?

yes, in many cases it is observed that paint fumes can causes crisis in G6PD deficient patients. there are many drugs also which accelarates the G6PD deficient state. avoid paint fumes.