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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
Date
2009
Page Range
p. 184
Publisher
Irish Medical Organisation
Volume
102
Number
6
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