Metheboglobinemia Developing in Four Infants after Local Anesthesia


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YURTSEVEN A. , SAZ E. U.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, cilt.2, ss.223-226, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/jpr.07708
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.223-226

Özet

Methemoglobinemia (MH) is defined as blood methemoglobin (Met-Hb) concentration > 1%. Met-Hb is an abnormal form of hemoglobin in which iron is oxidized from the ferrous (Fe2+) to the ferric state (Fe3+). Since Met-Hb cannot bind and transport oxygen, increased levels of Met-Hb are associated with clinically severe symptoms. In this study, we presented 4 cases of MH, developed after the administration of prilocaine prior to the circumcision procedure.