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Am J Perinatol. 1995 Sep;12(5):331-2.

Methemoglobinemia associated with prilocaine use in neonatal circumcision.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta Hospitals, Edmonton, Canada.

Abstract

A term, 2500 g infant was circumcised at 2 days of age. The circumcision was uneventful, with no excessive bleeding. Analgesia was provided by prilocaine, 0.5 cc, and subsequently, the neonate developed methemoglobinemia. Alternatives to analgesia with prilocaine are discussed.

PMID:
8540935
DOI:
10.1055/s-2007-994488
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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