Author - Manoja Eswara

Adverse reactions to antibiotics and Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency

-Manoja Eswara, Ph.D. People experiencing adverse reactions to antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin, Sulfadiazine, or other sulfa-containing drugs should consider test for Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) gene that encodes for an essential enzyme responsible for protecting cells from oxidative stress. G6PD deficiency is the lead cause of Acute Hemolytic Anemia [...]