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what is methemoglobinemia and what causes it

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
15 years experience Clinical Genetics
Most of the time not: Methemoglobinemia aka "blue man disease" (blood has a blue tint instead of red) is due to excessicve methemoglobin. It can be caused by ingestion of c ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Prevalence unknown: according to OrphaNet. I assume you are referring to hereditary MHgb. It can be common in certain populations such as Navajo Indians, Yakutsk Siberian ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Methemoglobinemia: Methemoglobinemia . Methemoglobin is hemoglobin containing ferric form of iron. Methemoglobinemia occurs when there are elevated blood levels of me ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
G6PD defeciency: Two possible causes. Exposure to nitrates (rare in infants) or g6pd deficiency which can also cause methemoglobinemia in infants. Baby would need meta ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Abnormal hemoglobin: Methhemoglobin is an abnormal form of hemoglobin, usually due to oxidative damage. Some inherited forms of hemoglobins are more susceptible to such d ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Abnormal hemoglobin: Methhemoglobin is an abnormal form of hemoglobin, usually due to oxidative damage. Some inherited forms of hemoglobins are more susceptible to such d ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
15 years experience Clinical Genetics
Methemoglobinemia: Methemoglobinemia is called "blue man disease" because blood has a blue tint (instead of red) due to methemoglobin. It can be caused by ingestion of c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Acquired and genetic: Your ethnicity wouldn't include Yakutsk people of Siberia? methemoglobin, like hemoglobin, acquires oxygen, but whereas hemoglobin will let go of it ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Your dentist need to avoid the local anesthetics Benzocaine and prolcaine. These local anesthetics can trigger a state of low oxygen in patients with ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Don't really know: The actual cause of adhd is really unknown. Spect scans have been able to show abnormalities in the frontal lobe of those with adhd, but this doesn't ... Read More
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