Pseudomethemoglobinemia: a case report and review of sulfhemoglobinemia.

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OBJECTIVES To see if methemoglobin could potentially be misdiagnosed and the limitation of present cooximeters. PATIENT A 17-year-old girl who overingested a combination of cimetidine, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen in a suicide attempt. METHOD Use of pulse co-oximeters to aid in the diagnosis of suspected sulfhemoglobinemia. RESULTS Diagnosis… (More)

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