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1,4-diaminobenzene and diphenylamine-induced severe methemoglobinaemia treated by hyperbaric oxygen therapy – Case report
 
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Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe / Polish Medical Air Rescue, Wrocław, Poland
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Mazowieckie Centrum Terapii Hiperbarycznej / Mazovian Centre of Hyperbaric Therapy, Warszawa, Poland
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Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe / Polish Medical Air Rescue, Warszawa, Poland
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Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny / Medical University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland (Zakład Ratownictwa Medycznego / Department of Emergency Medical Services)
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Tomasz Janus   

Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe, ul. Księżycowa 5, 01-934 Warszawa
 
Med Pr 2018;69(3):345–350
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Methemoglobin is an oxidized form of hemoglobin that is not capable of carrying oxygen. Exposure to exogenous oxidizing agents can cause severe methemoglobinemia and subsequent hypoxia. This article presents the rare case of a 23-year old patient with methemoglobinemia of 54.2% of total hemoglobin, induced by workplace exposure to 1,4-diaminobenzene and diphenylamine. Following the hyperbaric oxygen therapy the patient was discharged in good general condition and referred to a district hospital for observation. Med Pr 2018;69(3):345–350
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