A simple and inexpensive methylene blue screening test for glucose?6?phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency has been evaluated and the results compared with measurements of G6PD by electrophoresis. Using the test, 621 indigenous male Papua New Guinean soldiers from all districts were screened and the overall prevalence of G6PD deficiency was found to be 5·8%. No deficient subjects were detected from highland regions. G6PD deficiency should be considered as a factor In some clinical conditions in Papua New Guinea.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1974|