Two cases of methaemoglobinaemia secondary to amyl nitrate use

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313127
Title:
Two cases of methaemoglobinaemia secondary to amyl nitrate use
Authors:
Nee, R; Fitzgerald, M
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313127
Abstract:
We wish to report two cases of methaemoglobinaemia secondary to amyl nitrate use. A 55-year-old male presented with saturations in the mid 80s despite FiO2 of 1.0 and GCS 10 and a 22-year-old female who presented with fluctuating GCS and a slate grey colour. Both were found to have high levels of metheamoglobinaemia on ABG, were treated with methylene blue and made excellent recoveries. These cases illustrate the risk of methaemoglobinaemia secondary to amyl nitrate. Appropriate and prompt management can lead to very good outcomes.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNee, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-20T10:08:16Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-20T10:08:16Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313127-
dc.description.abstractWe wish to report two cases of methaemoglobinaemia secondary to amyl nitrate use. A 55-year-old male presented with saturations in the mid 80s despite FiO2 of 1.0 and GCS 10 and a 22-year-old female who presented with fluctuating GCS and a slate grey colour. Both were found to have high levels of metheamoglobinaemia on ABG, were treated with methylene blue and made excellent recoveries. These cases illustrate the risk of methaemoglobinaemia secondary to amyl nitrate. Appropriate and prompt management can lead to very good outcomes.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.titleTwo cases of methaemoglobinaemia secondary to amyl nitrate useen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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