Blood nitrates and infantile methemoglobinemia.

@article{Hegesh1982BloodNA,
  title={Blood nitrates and infantile methemoglobinemia.},
  author={E Hegesh and Jacob Shiloah},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={1982},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={107-15}
}
Infantile methemoglobinemia is of much more frequent occurrence among hospitalized newborns and young infants than is generally appreciated. When present, acute diarrhoea of different etiologies is almost exclusively the cause of hospitalization. No correlation between this condition and ingestion of food or water containing high concentrations of nitrates or nitrites was found. This study demonstrates for the first time that high blood nitrates are a regular part of the syndrome. The evidence… CONTINUE READING

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