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Favism

  • Ronald R. Marquardt
Part of the World Crops: Production, Utilization, and Description book series (WCPU, volume 6)

Abstract

Favism is used to describe a hemolytic syndrone in susceptible individuals after eating seeds of Vicia faba. It is characterised most often by weakness or fatigue, pallor, jaundice and hemoglobinuria. In hospitalised patients, large amounts of hemoglobin in the urine persists for 1–3 days. Small amounts of oxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin are also found in the urine, which appears dark brown, red or even black. Death may occur from renal failure (1). In severe cases, erythrocyte counts are markedly reduced and blood transfusions are necessary.

Keywords

Faba Bean G6PD Deficiency G6PD Activity Amino Pyrimidine Chronic Hemolysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald R. Marquardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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