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Seizures and Methemoglobinemia in an Infant After Excessive EMLA Application.
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PMID:  23462397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Topical anesthetics are commonly used in many health care settings and for many clinical conditions. However, there are a number of potential adverse effects associated with their use. Their widespread administration can convey a false sense of security and failure to appreciate possible complications. We present the case of an infant with extensive vascular malformations treated with EMLA cream who developed seizures and methemoglobinemia from lidocaine and prilocaine toxicity. We describe the pathophysiology of these morbidities, the use of pulse oximetry in this setting, and the clinical presentation and treatment of methemoglobinemia.
Austin Larson; Timothy Stidham; Shireen Banerji; Jon Kaufman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Pediatrics, †Section of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora; ‡Rocky Mountain Poison Center, Denver; §University of Colorado School of Pharmacy; and ∥The Heart Institute, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO.
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