sulfhemoglobinemia


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sulf·he·mo·glo·bi·ne·mi·a

(sulf-hē'mō-glō'bi-nē'mē-ă),
A morbid condition due to the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood; it is marked by a persistent cyanosis, but the blood count does not reveal any special abnormality in that fluid; it is thought to be caused by the action of hydrogen sulfide absorbed from the intestine.

sulf·he·mo·glo·bi·ne·mi·a

(sŭlf-hē'mō-glō'bi-nē'mē-ă)
A morbid condition due to the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood; it is marked by a persistent cyanosis, but the blood count does not reveal any abnormality in blood cells; thought to be caused by the action of hydrogen sulfide absorbed from the intestine.
Synonym(s): sulphaemoglobinaemia.
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We describe here a patient poisoned by paint ingestion who also had sulfhemoglobinemia. At admission, the patient was comatose, which limited the information available to clinicians.
The ingestion of paint has not previously been described as a cause of sulfhemoglobinemia. Drug overdose is the most widely reported cause.
The clinical emergency presented by our patient is similar to many descriptions of poisonings with sulfhemoglobinemia, in that the patient was found comatose and unable to describe what had been ingested.
Lim and Lower suggest exchange transfusion as a means of managing extreme sulfhemoglobinemia [13]; this would be rare, however, because in many cases the patient can tolerate high amounts of SulfHb.
In conclusion, we present a case of sulfhemoglobinemia possibly caused by paint ingestion, an association that has not been reported before.
Phenacetin-induced sulfhemoglobinemia: report of a case and review of the literature.
Phenazopyridine-induced sulfhemoglobinemia. inadvertent rechallenge [Letter].
Hemolytic anemia and sulfhemoglobinemia due to phenacetin abuse: a case with multivisceral adverse effects.
Delayed sulfhemoglobinemia after acute dapsone intoxication.
Metoclopramide-induced sulfhemoglobinemia. Am J Gastroenterol 1995;90:1010-1.
Methemoglobinemia and sulfhemoglobinemia. N Engl J Med 1948;239:470-8.