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Conway, R (2009) An unusual cause of methaemoglobinaemia. Irish Medical Journal , 102 , (6) , p. 184.

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Methaemoglobinaemia is a rare condition characterised by increased quantities of haemoglobin in which the iron of haem is oxidised to the ferric (Fe3+) form. Clinically the condition presents with cyanosis and low oxygen saturations on pulse oximetry but normal oxygen saturation on arterial blood gas analysis. Most cases are acquired and are frequently drug related. We present a case of methaemoglobinaemia which presented to our hospital.

Item Type:Article
Page Range:p. 184
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Subjects:B Substances > Cocaine
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana

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