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

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

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


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.