Congenital methemoglobinemia caused by Hb-MRatnagiri (beta-63CAT-->TAT, His-->Tyr) in an Indian family.

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Hb-M is a very rare hemoglobinopathy in the Indian subcontinent. We report a family with Hb-M with lifelong cyanosis from the Ratnagiri district in western India. The propositus was a 11-year-old female child with a history of increasing cyanosis exacerbated by fever and weakness. Similar complaints were also noted in her mother and five maternal family… (More)

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