Summary of Methemoglobinemia
Flashcards on Methemoglobinemia
Induced methemoglobinemia can be used to treat poisoning.
Questions on Methemoglobinemia
A 1-year-old male infant comes to the pediatric emergency department because of sudden "grayness" 30 minutes ago. The patient's mother says that the infant has been crying all morning because she believed he was in pain from teething. She applied a topical numbing gel to his teeth about an hour ago which appeared to work until his skin started changing color. Physical examination shows an infant in moderate distress with generalized cyanosis and normal breathing. Which of the following cation level elevations is the most likely cause of the patient's symptoms?