Methaemoglobinaemia causing progressive dyspnoea and cyanosis during treatment of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia

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  • An HIV-infected man became increasingly breathless and cyanosed while receiving clindamycin and primaquine treatment for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. He was found to have 11.4% methaemoglobinaemia and recovered with conservative management.
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  • Hamill M; Harte D; Miller RF
  • Start Page

  • 577
  • End Page

  • 578
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 8