What is the role of dialysis in the etiology of methemoglobinemia?

Updated: Dec 09, 2018
  • Author: Mary Denshaw-Burke, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Medarov et al reported methemoglobinemia associated with dialysis sessions using a portable dialysis unit in five critically ill hospitalized patients. The episodes were traced to inadequate clearance of the disinfectant chloramine from the tap water used for the dialysis. [22]


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