International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2022)

Acute favism-induced haemolysis with symptomatic methaemoglobinemia in a patient without glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency


Abdullah Akkam, Luai Abdulkhaleq Albakkour, Tasnim Om Alola Al Mairi

Finding of low oxygen saturations is common in the emergency department and usually managed with oxygen therapy. However, persistently low oxygenation despite oxygen therapy can present as a diagnostic and management challenge. We present the case of a 4-year-old boy who presented with low oxygen saturations and signs of intravascular haemolysis. After extensive investigation, the cause was concluded to be methaemoglobinemia with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency-induced haemolysis. We conclude that the diagnosis of methaemoglobinemia should be considered in a patient who presents with the triad of low oxygenation without respiratory distress and clear lung fields on auscultation and chest x-ray.
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Abdullah Akkam, Luai Abdulkhaleq Albakkour, Tasnim Om Alola Al Mairi. Acute favism-induced haemolysis with symptomatic methaemoglobinemia in a patient without glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 8, Issue 6, 2022, Pages 22-24
International Journal of Medical and Health Research