The recognition, physiology, and treatment of medication-induced methemoglobinemia: a case report.

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Dapsone is a leprostatic agent commonly prescribed for the management of leprosy, malaria, and the immunosuppression-induced infections of Pneumocystis carinii and Toxoplasma gondii. In susceptible patients, methemoglobinemia, a potentially life-threatening event, can occur. We report a case of dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia which was observed during general anesthesia for the management of a fractured mandible. The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia progress
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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