Methemoglobinemia in an infant receiving nitric oxide after the use of eutectic mixture of local anesthetic

Scarlett Sinisterra, Elena Miravet, Israel Alfonso, Amed Soliz, Oscar Papazian

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Abstract

High levels of methemoglobinemia can cause tissue hypoxia and cyanosis. We report the case of a 7-month-old girl with pulmonary dysplasia receiving inhaled nitric oxide who had cyanosis caused by methemoglobinemia after prolonged use of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetics cream.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-286
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume141
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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