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Sephardic/Mizrahi Jewish Genetic Diseases

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydogenase Deficiency (G6PD)

A condition in which red blood cells break down when the body is exposed to certain drugs, foods, infections or stress. Sometimes referred to as Favism, as the condition can be triggered in some patients by fava beans. An X-linked condition (with a different inheritance pattern than the other, autosomal-recessive diseases). Symptoms can be minimized by avoidance of trigger foods and drugs.

Carrier Frequency: 1 in 2 Kurdish Jewish males have the condition and 1 in 2 females are carriers

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