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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 137-138

Successful intervention in a child with toxic methemoglobinemia due to nail polish remover poisoning

1 Department of Pediatric, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Otolaryngology, N.R.S Medical College, Kolkata, India

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Soumya Patra
Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi - 110 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.93205

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Children are most susceptible to accidental exposure of common household substances and one of the common household substances is nail polish remover. We are presenting a case of accidental ingestion of nail polish remover with lethal methemoglobinemia (serum methemoglobin level-72%). This patient was treated successfully with injection methylene blue. However, even small amounts can be dangerous to children, so it is important to keep this and all household chemicals in a safe place


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