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Aniline-induced methaemoglobinaemia in a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme deficient patient

Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, New Delhi, India

Summary

A case of methaemoglobinaemia following ingestion of an aniline-containing material is described. The detrimental effect of methylene blue, the classical antidote of methaemoglobinaemia, in a patient with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is highlighted.

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