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Case Rep Crit Care. 2013;2013:980589. doi: 10.1155/2013/980589. Epub 2013 Jun 27.

A 32-Year-Old Female with AIDS, Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia, and Methemoglobinemia.

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  • 1Baltimore-Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, USA.
  • 2University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.

Abstract

We report a case of methemoglobinemia with significant hemoglobin desaturation in a young female with AIDS who was being treated for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. A review of the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of methemoglobinemia is presented.

PMID:
24829836
PMCID:
PMC4010018
DOI:
10.1155/2013/980589
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