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A Rare Case of Nitrobenzene Poisoning: A Case Report


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1 JJMMC, Davangere, India

Nitrobenzene is a nitrite compound used in polishes or solvents. An acute poisoning with nitrobenzene presenting as methemoglobinemia is an uncommon medical emergency. Clinically presents with symptoms & signs of tissue hypoxia & Concentrations around 80% are life-threatening.Here we report a case of suicidal poisoning of nitrobenzene successfully treated with Intravenous methylene blue & with mechanical ventilator support.
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Sneha Teli
JJMMC, Davangere, India
D. B. Prakash
JJMMC, Davangere, India

Abstract


Nitrobenzene is a nitrite compound used in polishes or solvents. An acute poisoning with nitrobenzene presenting as methemoglobinemia is an uncommon medical emergency. Clinically presents with symptoms & signs of tissue hypoxia & Concentrations around 80% are life-threatening.Here we report a case of suicidal poisoning of nitrobenzene successfully treated with Intravenous methylene blue & with mechanical ventilator support.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP112