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 (AHA), a condition that damages 

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Aspirin intolerance: role of your DNA

-Manoja Eswara, Ph.D Aspirin is the most commonly used countertop drug to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also used to treat or prevent heart attacks and chest pain. But Aspirin is not suited to everyone. Many develop allergies to Aspirin, which range from mild to severe rash and hives (Urticaria), nasal polyps, headache, 

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