Nitrobenzene Ingestion Treated with Intravenous Methylene Blue and Ascorbic Acid in a Limited Resource Condition: A Case Study

Anthony Nancy Komal, Venkat Satyander Nath and Ittamalla Samuel Issac

Abstract

Acute consumption of nitrobenzene (NBZ), an aromatic oxidising nitrate compound, can result in methemoglobinemia (metHb), which inhibits oxygen delivery. NBZ consumption is a well-documented clinical condition. Treatment with intravenous methylene blue (100 mg) and ascorbic acid (500 mg) was effective. At the end of the treatment, patients showed improved signs of cyanosis and hypoxia conditions.

Published on: June 15, 2023
doi: 10.17756/micr.2023-090
Citation:  Komal AN, Nath VS, Issac IS. 2023. Nitrobenzene Ingestion Treated with Intravenous Methylene Blue and Ascorbic Acid in a Limited Resource Condition: A Case Study. J Med Imaging Case Rep 7(1): 23-25.

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