[Hereditary methemoglobinemias].

  • Pierre Beauvais
  • Published 2000 in
    Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la…


The different forms of hereditary methemoglobinemia are described. Dominant hereditary methemoglobinemia (hemoglobin M diseases) is due to punctual mutations on the alpha or beta globin chain leading to its permanent oxidation. Recessive hereditary methemoglobinemia is due to a deficit of the NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase, with two different clinical… (More)


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