Learn About Acquired Methemoglobinemia

What is the definition of Acquired Methemoglobinemia?

Methemoglobinemia is a blood disorder in which the body cannot reuse hemoglobin because it is damaged. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying molecule found in red blood cells. In some cases of methemoglobinemia, the hemoglobin is unable to carry enough oxygen to body tissues.

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What are the causes of Acquired Methemoglobinemia?

Acquired methemoglobinemia results from exposure to certain drugs, chemicals, or foods.

The condition may also be passed down through families (inherited).

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Kyorin University School Of Medicine

Tokyo, JP 

Tomonori Mizutani is in Tokyo, Japan. Mizutani is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acquired Methemoglobinemia. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Acquired Methemoglobinemia, Methemoglobinemia, Mediastinitis, and Lung Cancer.

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KEM Hospital Campus

Mumbai, MH, IN 

Prabhakar Kedar is in Mumbai, India. Kedar is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acquired Methemoglobinemia. They are also highly rated in 18 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Hereditary Methemoglobinemia, Autosomal Recessive Congenital Methemoglobinemia, Methemoglobinemia, and Glucose Phosphate Isomerase Deficiency.

 
 
 
 
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Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù

Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital 
Rome, IT 

Marco Marano is in Rome, Italy. Marano is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acquired Methemoglobinemia. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acquired Methemoglobinemia, Methemoglobinemia, Metabolic Acidosis, and Heart Block.

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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : February 06, 2020
Published By : Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

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Means RT. Approach to the anemias. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 149.

Vajpayee N, Graham SS, Bem S. Basic examination of blood and bone marrow. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 23rd ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:chap 30.