DAVID J. CARLSON, M.D.; FRED L. SHAPIRO, M.D.
Toxic methemoglobinemia developed in a patient on home dialysis after nitrate contamination of well water used to make the dialysate. The patient recovered after treatment with intravenous methylene blue. Methemoglobinemia is a potential complication in patients on chronic home dialysis when water from contaminated private wells is used in making the dialysate.
DAVID J. CARLSON, FRED L. SHAPIRO. Methemoglobinemia from Well Water Nitrates: A Complication of Home Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:757–759. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-757
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):757-759.
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