Why methaemoglobinaemia is a good thing

25 Jul

So this is follow-up to Why MetHb is a bad thing. If you want a review of the basics read it then come back.

Why would you ever want to have methaemoglobinaemia?


What is this hydrogen sulfide that you speak of




How do I know if a patient has been exposed




If I’m going to intentionally poison someone then I think I should know why?…


Target MetHb?



  • UpToDate.com (subscription required)
  • Medscape.com
  • The ever helpful but occasionally inaccurate Wikipedia
  • Morii et al.: Japanese experience of hydrogen sulfide: the suicide craze in 2008. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 PMCID 20920221

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