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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160-162

Acute methemoglobinemia due to ingestion of nitrobenzene (paint solvent)

Anesthesia Intensive Care and Pain Relief, SGRR Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand; Asha Hospital, Dehradun, India

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Hema Saxena
SGRR Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.63635

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A case of acute poisoning with nitrobenzene is presented where clinical evaluation and timely management, with repeated intravenous methylene blue helped to save a life. It is important to take care of the secondary cycling of nitrobenzene from body stores in patients presenting late, after heavy exposure.

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