M. El Fakhri 1, K.G. Prasannan 1, D. Sultan Sheriff 1, N.A. Mir 2, A.J. Baxi 1
1- Department of Biochemistry,Faculty of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2-Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol.8, No.2 July 1985:143-146
Screening of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in erythrocytes of 400 healthy Libyan males revealed an incidence of 2.5% in a random Benghazi population. The quantitative levels among enzyme-deficient individuals ranged from 0 to 20% of the normal activity. Distribution of Gd gene in North Africa andArabian peninsula is discussed in the light of malarial endemicity.
Keywords: Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Libya: An Appraisal of Gene Frequency in Arabic Regions of Africa and West Asia