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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-32

Dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia: Two cases and a short review

Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Arun Valsan
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_26_17

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Dapsone is a cheap and widely used drug in many diseases. It can rarely cause dose-independent methemoglobinemia. The key to managing such cases is strong clinical suspicion and prompt discontinuation of the drug. Effective antidote is methylene blue which can rapidly reverse effects in seriously ill patients. Here, we present two such cases that we came across who were managed differently and successfully at our center.

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