[Cyanosis as a result of drug-induced methemoglobinemia. A case report].

A 39-old, anaemic woman, admitted to hospital because of a fistula between bladder and bowel, developed a moderate degree of methaemoglobinaemia (19% of total haemoglobin) after prescription of 3 X 200 mg/die phenazopyridine (Pyridium) for 4 weeks. She showed a greyish discoloration of the skin; lips and nailbeds were cyanosed. On the basis of a glucose-6ph… CONTINUE READING