The presence of methemoglobin in the blood.
- A defining visual characteristic of methemoglobinemia is chocolate-brown arterial blood.
- Although adults can tolerate high levels reasonably well, nitrates can be very dangerous for infants, reducing their blood's ability to carry oxygen and causing methemoglobinemia, or blue-baby syndrome.
- She also subsequently developed acute renal failure, sepsis with fevers, methemoglobinemia, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
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