Pearls from Dr. Justin Muir

A young man with HIV infection on dapsone presenting with dyspnea, found to have methemoglobinemia


  • Methemoglobinemia (metHb): higher than normal level of methemoglobin -- an altered, oxidized form of hemoglobin -- in the blood (normally <1%) 

    Posted 06/28/16 11:30:36 AM by Matthew Cummings

  • Causes of metHb

    Posted 06/28/16 11:38:16 AM by Matthew Cummings

  • Clinical presentation and diagnosis of metHb

    Posted 06/28/16 12:06:22 PM by Matthew Cummings

  • Treatment of metHb

    Posted 06/28/16 12:10:50 PM by Matthew Cummings

  • For further reading...

    Methemoglobinemia: clinical and physiology review
    Methemoglobinemia: clinical case review
    Dapsone-related methemoglobinemia

    Posted 06/28/16 12:14:06 PM by Matthew Cummings

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