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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 185-187

Nitrobenzene poisoning presenting as Methemoglobinemia

1 Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Karad, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, Swami Ramanand Teerth Government Medical College, Ambajogai, Maharashtra, India

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Amit A Bharadiya
Room No. 102, I.H.R Hostel, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad - 415 110, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.135774

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Consumption of toxic compounds in an attempt to commit suicide is very common. Organophosphorus compounds are the most commonly consumed and fatal poisons. Nitrobenzene consumption for suicidal purposes is very rare. We would like to report a case of acute poisoning with nitrobenzene leading to methemoglobinemia, an unusual presentation.

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