We report a case of acute methemoglobinemia and anemia in a patient with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.We suggest that M. pneumoniae secretes a putative protein that can induce methemoglobin in red blood cells. Thus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae may induce methemoglobinemia in patients who have low oxygen saturation and anemia.
|Journal||Open Forum Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
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- Hemolytic anemia
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae