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Methemoglobinemia

  • Alternative Names

    Hemoglobin M disease; Erythrocyte reductase deficiency; Generalized reductase deficiency


    Prevention

    Genetic counseling is recommended for couples with a family history of methemoglobinemia who are considering having children.


    References

    DeBaun MR, Vichinsky E. Hemoglobinopathies. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 462.

    Gregg XT, Prchal JT. Red blood cell enzymopathies. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ Jr., Shattil SS, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Churchill Livingston; 2008: chap 45.