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.
CARLSON DJ, SHAPIRO FL. Methemoglobinemia from Well Water Nitrates: A Complication of Home Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;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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