Glucose 6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Haptoglobin Groups, Blood Groups and Sickle Cell Trait in the Bantus of West Belgian Congo

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SINCE the demonstration that red blood cells of almost 10 per cent of American Negroes are deficient in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase1,2, one can suppose that the same defect exists in West Africa. The semi-quantitative test described by Motulsky3 is particularly suitable for a rapid and efficient screening of the male subjects in a given population.

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SONNET, J., MICHAUX, J. Glucose 6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Haptoglobin Groups, Blood Groups and Sickle Cell Trait in the Bantus of West Belgian Congo. Nature 188, 504–505 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188504a0

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