volume 21, issue 1, P112-114 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2005.08.006
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Abstract: Acquired methemoglobinemia is a rare but severe condition associated with oxidizing stressors, most notably medications. Although the symptoms can be life threatening, they usually respond promptly to exposure cessation and methylene blue injection. We describe the first case of methemoglobinemia associated with tetracaine lozenge use. A previously healthy 33-year-old man was admitted with fever, respiratory distress, cyanosis, and acute hemolysis. Physical findings and chest radiograph were normal. Low pulse …

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