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Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency

Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency: Introduction

Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency: A rare enzyme deficiency which is generally asymptomatic but can cause problems when certain anti-cancer or immunosuppressant drugs are used (e.g. 6-mercaptopurine, 6-thioguanine, azathioprine). The body is unable to metabolize these drugs which leads to a toxic buildup which can ultimately lead to reduced blood production by the bone marrow. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency

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Definitions of Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency:

Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency, or a subtype of Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Thiopurine S methyltranferase deficiency: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
 

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