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What is Methemoglobinaemia?

What is Methemoglobinaemia?

  • Methemoglobinaemia: 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)
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Methemoglobinaemia: Introduction

How serious is Methemoglobinaemia?

Complications of Methemoglobinaemia: see complications of Methemoglobinaemia

What causes Methemoglobinaemia?

Causes of Methemoglobinaemia: see causes of Methemoglobinaemia

What are the symptoms of Methemoglobinaemia?

Complications of Methemoglobinaemia: see complications of Methemoglobinaemia

Methemoglobinaemia: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Methemoglobinaemia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Methemoglobinaemia: see treatments for Methemoglobinaemia

Name and Aliases of Methemoglobinaemia

Main name of condition: Methemoglobinaemia

Other names or spellings for Methemoglobinaemia:

Methemoglobinuria, Methaemoglobinaemia Source - Diseases Database


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