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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 136396, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/136396
Case Report

Acute Management of Cocaine-Associated Methaemoglobinaemia

Acute Medicine Unit, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Corsebar Road, Paisley PA2 9PN, UK

Received 13 June 2011; Accepted 21 November 2011

Academic Editor: Jagdish Butany

Copyright © 2011 Immo Weichert. 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.

Abstract

Methaemoglobinaemia is a potentially life-threatening complication of problem drug use. This is a case report of a 29-year-old man who presented himself cyanosed after a cocaine binge. It highlights the diagnosis and management of this condition from an acute medical perspective.