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Methemoglobinemia After Infusion of Ifosfamide Chemotherapy*: First Report of a Potentially Serious Adverse Reaction Related to Ifosfamide

Denis Hadjiliadis, MD; Joseph A. Govert, MD, FCCP
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*From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Correspondence to: Joseph A. Govert, MD, FCCP, 8264 Hospital North, Box 31012 Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27710;



Chest. 2000;118(4):1208-1210. doi:10.1378/chest.118.4.1208
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Acute formation of methemoglobin is a life-threatening condition caused by multiple medications. In this article we report the first case of methemoglobinemia in a patient with metastatic uterine leiomyosarcoma, after infusion of ifosfamide chemotherapy. The patient recovered after prompt diagnosis and treatment of the condition. A mechanism for the formation of methemoglobin as a result of the ifosfamide infusion is offered.

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