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Comly syndrome: High blood levels of methemoglobin due to drinking water from wells which have a high nitrate concentration. It is most often seen in babies who have their formula made up using well water. The disorder may also occur in infants who are fed high nitrat food such as eggplant, spinach, beets and green beans. Infants who are less than three months old lack sufficient enzymes to prevent the problem. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Comly syndrome is available below.
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Prognosis for Comly syndrome: Usually the condition is fairly harmless except when methemoglobin levels get extremely high which can result in death.
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