G6PD deficiency (G6PDD) is a genetic disorder and cannot be acquired any other way except through the person’s parents. A boy can only inherit G6PDD from his mother and a girl can inherit it from either parent. Women are very hard to test for G6PDD and usually test negative, even when they have it. The best indication that a woman has G6PDD, is if she has a son who is tests positive for G6PDD.
For more information see Women with G6PD Deficiency.
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