What is the role of hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of methemoglobinemia?

Updated: Dec 09, 2018
  • Author: Mary Denshaw-Burke, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is another option for situations where methylene blue therapy is ineffective or contraindicated. This approach permits tissue oxygenation to occur through oxygen dissolved in plasma, rather than through hemoglobin-bound oxygen.


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