A ten-year-old boy came to a physician's attention because of recent jaundice and icteric sclerae after taking the medication Primaquine. The immediate laboratory work revealed: Hct 24%(normal 36%-47%), MCV 79.5 fl (normal 78-95fl),RDW 13%(normal 11.5-15.0%).
His blood smear findings are reflected in the images to the right. The upper image is a Wright-Giemsa stained smear while the lower is a supravital-stained smear. Which condition should be considered for this patient when analyzing his symptoms, history, and laboratory results?
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