A belated diagnosis of G6PD deficiency in an 81-year-old woman

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M.M managed the patient and helped writing the article.

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Tran Quang, V., Tarfi, S., Loustau, V. et al. A belated diagnosis of G6PD deficiency in an 81-year-old woman. Ann Hematol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00277-021-04437-8

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