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Phenacetin-induced sulfhemoglobinemia: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  978859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Phenacetin-induced sulfhemoglobinemia was diagnosed in a middle-aged woman with a 6-month history of cyanosis and a 10-year history of ingestion of analgesics. The laboratory and clincial diagnosis of sulfhemoglobinemia and methemoglobinemia are discussed. The reviewed medical literature suggests that the cyanosis of chronic phenacetin or acetanilid use is generally due to sulfhemoglobinemia rather than methemoglobinemia.
L D Kneezel; C S Kitchens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Johns Hopkins medical journal     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0021-7263     ISO Abbreviation:  Johns Hopkins Med J     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-30     Completed Date:  1976-12-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0072456     Medline TA:  Johns Hopkins Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Methemoglobinemia / chemically induced,  diagnosis
Phenacetin / adverse effects*
Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
Sulfhemoglobinemia / chemically induced*,  diagnosis
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