Acquired Methemoglobinemia: A Retrospective Series of 138 Cases at 2 Teaching Hospitals

  title={Acquired Methemoglobinemia: A Retrospective Series of 138 Cases at 2 Teaching Hospitals},
  author={Rachel Ash-Bernal and R. Wise and S. Wright},
  • Rachel Ash-Bernal, R. Wise, S. Wright
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Abstract: Methemoglobin is a form of hemoglobin that does not bind oxygen. When its concentration is elevated in red blood cells, functional anemia and tissue hypoxia may occur. We performed a retrospective case series to describe the cases of acquired methemoglobinemia (methemoglobin level >2%) detected and the clinical circumstances under which they occurred at 2 tertiary care hospitals and affiliated outpatient clinics over 28 months. We surveyed co-oximetry laboratory data to identify… CONTINUE READING
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