Tag Methaemoglobinaemia
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Why so blue?

A 40-year-old man presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath, chest pain and reported a pre-syncopal episode. But why so blue?
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Chloroquine poisoning

Two chloroquine tablets have gone missing and the 2 year-old suspect is 'keeping mum' about it. Now what do you do? What if life-threatening toxicity occurs?
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Reviewed and revised 14 September 2014 OVERVIEW Methaemoglobinaemia is the state of excessive methaemoglobin in the blood methaemoglobin is an altered state of Hb where ferrous ions (Fe2+) of haem are oxidised to the ferric state (Fe3+) and rendered unable…