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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2013, Article ID 980589, 5 pages
Case Report

A 32-Year-Old Female with AIDS, Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia, and Methemoglobinemia

1Baltimore-Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, USA
2University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Received 26 May 2013; Accepted 18 June 2013

Academic Editors: C. Diez, M. Egi, and C. Mammina

Copyright © 2013 Guillermo J. Giangreco et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of methemoglobinemia with significant hemoglobin desaturation in a young female with AIDS who was being treated for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. A review of the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of methemoglobinemia is presented.