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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-88

Dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia: "Saturation gap"-The key to diagnosis

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Shivinder Singh
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Solapur Road, Pune - 410040, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.125710

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Two cases of Acquired Methemoglobinemia are presented. The significance of a high index of suspicion for diagnosisis emphasized, especially in the presence of a "saturation gap". The various causes of acquired methemoglobinemia are enumerated and the management reviewed.

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