Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

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Kelly Levasseur

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

  • Case Report   
    A 3 Year Old with Hypoxia other Treatments Besides Oxygen
    Author(s): Adriana Porto* and Kelly Levasseur

    Background: Glucose-6-phosphatase Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency causes acute hemolysis when exposed to oxidative stress. Methemoglobinemia has been associated with G6PD deficiency, and recognition is important to avoid further complications. Case Presentation: A 3-year-old healthy boy presents to the pediatric emergency department with acute onset of difficulty in breathing, perioral cyanosis and hypoxia not responding to oxygen therapy. Transfusion of packed red blood cells was given with improvement of symptoms. Laboratory results were significant for anemia and methemoglobinemia. Further tests revealed deficiency in glucose-6-phosphatase dehydrogenase enzyme. Discussion: G6PD deficiency can cause acute hemolytic anemia. Cyanosis can be exacerbated by the presence of methemoglobinemia. Management must include t.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0665.2020.10.362

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