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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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PACCOR, Ayelén et al. Methemoglobinemia due to Dapsone: a pediatric case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.4, pp.e612-e615. ISSN 0325-0075.

Methemoglobinemia is a condition characterized by a high blood concentration of methemoglobin. Methemoglobinemia is a disorder that occurs when hemoglobin in the blood is oxidized to form methemoglobin, rendering it unable to transport oxygen. Although it can be congenital in cyanotic newborn, it is more often an adverse medication effect. The aim is to report a pediatric methemoglobinemia case, assisted in Magdalena V. de Martínez Hospital, with cyanosis in face and limb, in poor condition, that consumed dapsone accidentally. Her methemoglobin concentration was 35%. Intravenous methylene blue was administered with favorable outcome.

Keywords : Methemoglobinemia; Pediatrics.

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