What is included in the physical exam for methemoglobinemia?

Updated: Dec 09, 2018
  • Author: Mary Denshaw-Burke, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The physical examination of patients with suspected methemoglobinemia should include examination of the skin and mucous membranes. Vital signs should be documented, and mental status should be assessed. Careful attention should be paid to the cardiac, respiratory, and circulatory examinations to assess for evidence of an underlying disease (either congenital or acquired).


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