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J Pediatr. 2002 Aug;141(2):285-6.

Methemoglobinemia in an infant receiving nitric oxide after the use of eutectic mixture of local anesthetic.

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Miami Children's Hospital, Division of Neonatal Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

Abstract

High levels of methemoglobinemia can cause tissue hypoxia and cyanosis. We report the case of a 7-month-old girl with pulmonary dysplasia receiving inhaled nitric oxide who had cyanosis caused by methemoglobinemia after prolonged use of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetics cream.

PMID:
12183731
DOI:
10.1067/mpd.2002.125732
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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