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Two cases of methemoglobinaemia caused by suspected sodium nitrite poisoning.
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PMID:  20405444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Among the causes of acute methemoglobinaemia are the ingestion and inhalation of over 40 oxidising substances, including nitrite, nitrate, carbon monoxide, some medicines, chlorine. The authors describe a case of acute methemoglobinaemia in two people that most probably suffered from food poisoning resulting from the consumption of a preparation of a dish called turkey alla canzanese that contained significant amounts of sodium nitrite. Both subjects who were treated promptly with methylene blue and hyperbaric oxygen therapy room recovered fully. Epidemiological investigations performed to clarify the dynamics of the episode suggested that among the causes of contamination were the swapping of products at the time of sale and the non-compliance to rules for the preparation of foods for human consumption.
Authors:
Osvaldo Matteucci; Gianfranco Diletti; Vincenza Prencipe; Elisabetta Di Giannatale; Maria Maddalena Marconi; Giacomo Migliorati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinaria italiana     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1828-1427     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Ital.     Publication Date:    2008 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0201543     Medline TA:  Vet Ital     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng; ita     Pagination:  439-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise G. Caporale, Via Campo Boario, Teramo, Italy. o.matteucci@izs.it
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