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    Hello there-
    I was wondering if anyone here has ever been tested for g6PD (glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency??

    My daughter is severely salicylate sensitive and for the last 3 years it has been thought that it is mitochondrial disease... (you can read more here- )
    but recent testing shows her glutathione is low...
    which led me to this site...

    G6PD is an genetic enzyme deficiency... which is found in upwards of 10% of the population.

    The most shocking part to me though is that people with G6PD CANNOT TAKE ASPIRIN or it causes hemolytic anemia...

    Thank you -

    • CommentAuthorJtoz54
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2012
    Hi Babyfoodsteps, is the G6PD test a simple bloodtest or more complicated ? Good to see you here, Joan
    I'm wondering if there is a possibility the link between the two is heterozygous G6PD deficiency and not full on homozygous G6PD deficiency... alternatively there is something about the metabolic pathways associated with G6PD that highly correlates with the more mysterious, idiopathic types of SS. The wikipedia page alone is FULL of keywords we throw around here.