Misdiagnosis of Medication Causes of Methahemoglobinemia


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About medication causes: Another misdiagnosis possibility is that a particular medication or substance may be the real cause of the disease. Certain medications, chemicals, toxins or substances may possibly be underlying causes of Methahemoglobinemia. Side effects of medications, or exposure to toxins, chemicals, or other substances may cause a symptom or condition. Hence, they become possible underlying causes of Methahemoglobinemia but are often misdiagnosed or overlooked as a cause. For a general overview of this misdiagnosis issue, see Medication Underlying Cause Misdiagnosis.

Medication causes list: The list of possible medications or substances mentioned in sources as possibly causing Methahemoglobinemia includes:

  • Sulphonamides
  • Phenacetin
  • Acetanilide
  • Benzocaine
  • Prilocaine
  • Polyphenols
  • Dinitrophenol
  • Nitrates - in some foods
  • Nitrobenzene

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