Methoglobinemia

What it is:

Methemoglobinemia is a blood disorder in which an abnormal amount of methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin is produced. Hemoglobin is the molecule in red blood cells that distributes oxygen to the body. Methemoglobin cannot release oxygen.

Symptoms:

Bluish color of the skin.

Development delay.

Intellectual disability.

Seizures.

Headaches.

Fatigue.

Shortness of breath.

Lack of energy.

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Inheritance pattern:

Methomoglobinemia is autosomal dominant

Treatment options:

Methylene blue is used to regain hemoglobin in your blood.

Can also be treated with a high doses of vitamin C.

Works cited:

Encyclopedia of Medicine.Gales Science in Context.



http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000562.htm