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2022 Sep

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Diagnosis and management of nitrobenzene poisoning in a low-resource setting: A case report.


Ramtel R, Adhikari B, Shrestha M, Hirachan N, Poddar E, Shrestha S
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Sep; 81:104553.
PMID: 36147189.


and Importance: Nitrobenzenes are aromatic oxidizing nitrate compounds, acute ingestion of which can cause methemoglobinemia (metHb) that impairs oxygen transport. Clinical presentation ranges from cyanosis to asphyxia depending on the level of methemoglobin in the blood. Lack of improvement of hypoxia despite administration of oxygen can also be a clue to the diagnosis.