Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia in bronchoscopy

Ali S. Soueidan, Darlene Tad-Y, Fayez Bader, Samir Fahmy, Spiro Demetis

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Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia has been a well-documented illness that is usually simple to cure but can be life-threatening if not recognized. As the use of "scope" procedures becomes more commonplace, the early recognition of hypoxemia resulting from methemoglobinemia is essential. The authors report a case of benzocaine-related methemoglobinemia following bronchoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Respiratory Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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