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G6PD done, prescribed milk formula containing soya and ascorbic acid. Suggestion?

Hi my 1 month baby boy got g6pd and the result for the confirmatory test is 1.72U/gHb. I consulted my pedia and she couldnt gave me an answer if its a severe type or mild type of g6pd. Is it life treathening knowing that the normal range for 1-6 mons is 12.22 U/ghb. My pedia gave a milk Formula Containing soya and ascorbic acid in his vitamins . His current weight now is4.6kg. Can you give me some advise reagrding g6pd and management for him to be healthy.
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
Hi,welcome to HCM!
Do not worry.
It is not a matter of mild or severe disease.
You have to avoid some food like fava beans, medicines ( there is a list!!) like sulpha,quinine,etc,and naphthalene balls which are used in cupboards,etc-- these can cause hemolysis and anemia. Also infections can cause hemolysis.
You have to consult the doctor for guidance and examination if she is found pale and not active.
Good luck
Dr Uma
Answered: Thu, 13 Jun 2013
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