Anaesthesia for a child with glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency: a case report

Baththirange Malaka Munasinghe, Srisothinathan Nimalan, Nishanthan Subramaniam, Sonali Goonetilleke


Patients with glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency are prone to acute haemolytic crisis during perioperative period, precipitated by oxidative stress and certain medications, which are common concurrences during this period. Careful peri-operative planning, judicious use of medication and postoperative monitoring plays a pivotal role in preventing complications in these patients. Here, we report a successful case of general anaesthesia in a child with G6PD deficiency.  


Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, Oxidative stress, Acute haemolytic crisis

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