Sulfhemoglobinemia

Sulfhemoglobinemia

Infobox_Disease
Name = Sulfhemoglobinemia


Caption =
DiseasesDB =
ICD10 = ICD10|D|74|8|d|70
ICD9 = ICD9|289.7
ICDO =
OMIM =
MedlinePlus = 003371
eMedicineSubj =
eMedicineTopic =
MeshID =

Sulfhemoglobinemia is a rare condition in which there is excess sulfhemoglobin (SulfHb) in the blood. The pigment is a greenish derivative of hemoglobin which cannot be converted back to normal, functional hemoglobin. It causes cyanosis even at low blood levels.

Sulfhemoglobinemia is usually drug induced. Drugs associated with sulfhemoglobinemia include acetanilid, phenacetin, nitrates, trinitrotoluene and sulfur compounds (mainly sulphonamides). Another possible cause is occupational exposure to sulfur compounds. The condition generally resolves itself with erythrocyte (red blood cell) turnover, although blood transfusions can be necessary in extreme cases.

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6733203.stm "Patient bleeds dark green blood"] , "BBC News", 8 June 2007 [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,280637,00.html Also on FOX] 11 June 2007
* [http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=73473 "Dark Green Blood In The Operating Theatre"] , "Medical News Today", June 8 2007


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sulfhemoglobinemia — A morbid condition due to the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood; it is marked by a persistent cyanosis, but the blood count does not reveal any special abnormality in that fluid; it is thought to be caused by the action of hydrogen …   Medical dictionary

  • sulfhemoglobinemia — sulf·he·mo·glo·bi·ne·mia …   English syllables

  • sulfhemoglobinemia — ˌsəlfˌhēməˌglōbəˈnēmēə, ˌheməˌ noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary sulfhemoglobin + New Latin emia : the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blood — For other uses, see Blood (disambiguation). Human blood smear: a – erythrocytes; b – neutrophil; c – eosinophil; d – lymphocyte …   Wikipedia

  • Haemophilia — Classification and external resources Deficiency in coagulation factor VIII is the most common cause of haemophilia. ICD 10 D …   Wikipedia

  • Haematopoiesis — Diagram showing the development of different blood cells from haematopoietic stem cell to mature cells Haematopoiesis (from Ancient Greek: αἷμα, blood ; ποιεῖν to make ) (or hematopoiesis in the United States; sometimes also haemopoiesis or… …   Wikipedia

  • Sickle-cell disease — This article is about the disease itself. For the genetic transmission of sickle cell disease and its carrier state, see sickle cell trait. Sickle cell disease Classification and external resources Normal and sickle shaped red blood cells ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Hematology — Hematologist Occupation Names Medical Specialist Activity sectors Medicine Description Education required Doctor of Medicine Medical residency Fellowship (medicine) Hematology, also spelled haematology (from the …   Wikipedia

  • Anemia — For other uses, see Anemia (disambiguation). Anemia Classification and external resources ICD 10 D50 D64 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Haemophilia B — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D67 ICD 9 286.1 OM …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”