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Diseases » Methaemoglobinaemia » Summary
 

What is Methaemoglobinaemia?

What is Methaemoglobinaemia?

  • Methaemoglobinaemia: The presence of methaemoglin in the a persons blood.
  • Methaemoglobinaemia: The presence of methemoglobin in the blood, resulting in cyanosis. A small amount of methemoglobin is present in the blood normally, but injury or toxic agents convert a larger proportion of hemoglobin into methemoglobin, which does not function reversibly as an oxygen carrier. Methemoglobinemia may be due to a defect in the enzyme NADH methemoglobin reductase (an autosomal recessive trait) or to an abnormality in hemoglobin M (an autosomal dominant trait). (Dorland, 27th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

Methaemoglobinaemia: Introduction

Types of Methaemoglobinaemia:

Broader types of Methaemoglobinaemia:

How serious is Methaemoglobinaemia?

Complications of Methaemoglobinaemia: see complications of Methaemoglobinaemia

What causes Methaemoglobinaemia?

Causes of Methaemoglobinaemia: see causes of Methaemoglobinaemia

What are the symptoms of Methaemoglobinaemia?

Symptoms of Methaemoglobinaemia: see symptoms of Methaemoglobinaemia

Complications of Methaemoglobinaemia: see complications of Methaemoglobinaemia

Can anyone else get Methaemoglobinaemia?

More information: see contagiousness of Methaemoglobinaemia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Methaemoglobinaemia

Methaemoglobinaemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Methaemoglobinaemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Methaemoglobinaemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Methaemoglobinaemia: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Methaemoglobinaemia.
Treatments for Methaemoglobinaemia: see treatments for Methaemoglobinaemia
Research for Methaemoglobinaemia: see research for Methaemoglobinaemia

Society issues for Methaemoglobinaemia


Hospitalization statistics for Methaemoglobinaemia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Methaemoglobinaemia:

  • 0.0001% (10) of hospital consultant episodes were for methaemoglobinaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for methaemoglobinaemia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for methaemoglobinaemia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for methaemoglobinaemia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for methaemoglobinaemia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for methaemoglobinaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for methaemoglobinaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Methaemoglobinaemia:

Organs and body systems related to Methaemoglobinaemia include:

Name and Aliases of Methaemoglobinaemia

Main name of condition: Methaemoglobinaemia

Other names or spellings for Methaemoglobinaemia:

methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinaemia, Methemoglobinuria Source - Diseases Database

 

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