Acute Cyanosis Developing after the Placement of Central Venous Catheter: Methemoglobinemia Related to Local Prilocaine


Karagun B. Ş. , Pekpak E., KILINÇ Y., AKGÜL E.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS, vol.7, no.2, pp.27-30, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jaemcr.2015.1355
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-30

Abstract

Introduction: Methemoglobinemia is a rare serious hematological disorder, which is one of the causes of cyanosis in childhood, requiring emergency treatment. It may occur in congenital and acquired circumstances. Congenital methemoglobinemia can be a result of a genetic defect in erythrocyte metabolism and hemoglobin structure.