An unusual cause of methaemoglobinaemia.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127440
Title:
An unusual cause of methaemoglobinaemia.
Authors:
Conway, R; Browne, P; O'Connell, P
Affiliation:
Department of Rheumatology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. richardconway@physicians.ie
Citation:
An unusual cause of methaemoglobinaemia. 2009, 102 (6):184 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127440
PubMed ID:
19722356
Abstract:
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
Language:
en
MeSH:
Blood Gas Analysis; Cocaine; Cocaine-Related Disorders; Drug Contamination; Humans; Male; Methemoglobinemia; Methylene Blue; Oximetry; Oxygen Consumption; Saline Solution, Hypertonic; Street Drugs; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorConway, Ren
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Pen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Pen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T14:04:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T14:04:27Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationAn unusual cause of methaemoglobinaemia. 2009, 102 (6):184 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid19722356-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127440-
dc.description.abstractMethaemoglobinaemia 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.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshBlood Gas Analysis-
dc.subject.meshCocaine-
dc.subject.meshCocaine-Related Disorders-
dc.subject.meshDrug Contamination-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMethemoglobinemia-
dc.subject.meshMethylene Blue-
dc.subject.meshOximetry-
dc.subject.meshOxygen Consumption-
dc.subject.meshSaline Solution, Hypertonic-
dc.subject.meshStreet Drugs-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleAn unusual cause of methaemoglobinaemia.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Rheumatology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. richardconway@physicians.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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