Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Hereditary hemolytic anemia associated with glucose phosphate isomerase (GPI) deficiency was first reported in 1967. Since then, about 30 cases have been reported in the literature; their ages ranged between 1 and 26 years. We present a case of glucose phosphate isomerase deficiency in a 56-year-old woman. Steroid therapy seemed to resolve our patient's acute stage. Since it has not been mentioned previously, further evaluation is necessary. Consideration of this deficiency may be helpful in investigating hemolytic anemia, regardless of the patient's age.