Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia has been a well-documented illness that is usually simple to cure but can be life-threatening if not recognized. As the use of "scope" procedures becomes more commonplace, the early recognition of hypoxemia resulting from methemoglobinemia is essential. The authors report a case of benzocaine-related methemoglobinemia following bronchoscopy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Respiratory Diseases|
|State||Published - May 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine