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Favism: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Favism is available below.

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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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