Favism: Form of hemolytic anemia that can occur after eating fava beans (broad beans) or walking through a field of the plants. The conditions is inherited.
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Definitions of Favism:
Hemolytic anemia due to the ingestion of fava beans or after inhalation of pollen from the Vicia fava plant by persons with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient erythrocytes.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Anemia resulting from eating fava beans; victims have an inherited blood abnormality and enzyme deficiency
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Favism as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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