Thursday, July 12, 2012


It is May. Twelve hours after accidental ingestion of the substance shown above, a 4 year old boy complains of fever, chills, headache, nausea, and back pain. His skin turns yellow and his urine becomes dark.

Challenge: What's the diagnosis?

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tree said...

G6PD deficiency

Anonymous said...

G6PD Deficiency, sometimes referred to as Favism.

Anonymous said...

Favism d/t G6PD deficiency and ingestion of fava beans.

Anonymous said...

favism (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency)

Craig Chen said...

its true...whenever i see these at a farmer's market, i can only think of G6PD.

This is favism or G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrongenase deficiency) causing acute hemolytic anemia.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.