Created by Associazione Italiana Favismo Deficit di G6PD onlus – now administered by volunteers

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ in English

  • How do I get G6PD Deficiency?

  • What are the chances of passing it on to my kids?

  • What precautions can I take to ensure my health living with G6PD Deficiency?

  • Can I donate blood if I have G6PD Deficiency?

  • What are the symptoms of hemolytic anemia? Am I having a reaction?

  • How can I test the level of my enzyme deficiency?

  • I've been eating all kinds of legumes all my life and am feeling fine. Why do you say I should avoid them?

  • What is the difference between sulfa drugs and sulfates? Are both harmful?

  • How would you call fava beans in other languages?

[ Originally drafted by Ramez Ethnasios ; updated and published by the G6PD Deficiency Association ]