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Posted by on Apr 17, 2008 in Genetics, Infectious diseases

Add Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency to List of Protective Mutations Against Malaria

Add Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency to List of Protective Mutations Against Malaria

From the NEJM: after sickle-cell anemia, α- and β-thalassemias, and G6PD deficiency.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.