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Vol. 130, No. 4, 2013
Issue release date: November 2013
Section title: Case Report
Acta Haematol 2013;130:288-290
(DOI:10.1159/000350599)

Acute Hemolytic Anemia in Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Complicated by Ginkgo biloba

Lai S.-W. · Chen J.-H. · Kao W.-Y.
aDivision of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, and bDivision of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 11/28/2012 5:30:29 PM
Accepted: 3/4/2013
Published online: 8/22/2013

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0001-5792 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9662 (Online)

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Abstract

We report on a patient with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency who developed acute hemolytic anemia after having received an injection of Ginkgo biloba for dementia prophylaxis without medical advice. She suddenly developed general malaise, generalized yellowish skin color, and tea-colored urine. Intravenous fluid infusion and cessation of G. biloba quickly relieved her clinical symptoms. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of G. biloba-induced acute hemolytic anemia in vivo.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 11/28/2012 5:30:29 PM
Accepted: 3/4/2013
Published online: 8/22/2013

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0001-5792 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9662 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/AHA


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