Acquired methemoglobinemia

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Acquired methemoglobinemia

Synonyms: Drug-induced methemoglobinemia

A rare hematologic disease characterized by increased levels of methemoglobin in the blood due to exposure to oxidizing agents like nitrates or nitrites a variety of medications (most commonly local anesthetics) or aniline dyes among others. Clinical manifestations include cyanosis dizziness headache dyspnea confusion and coma. The severity of symptoms ranges from mild to life-threatening depending on the percentage of methemoglobin.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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