Pregnancy & Parenting, Baby & Newborn

Methemoglobinemia Syndrome in Babies – Symptoms & Treatment

Methemoglobinemia is a medical condition brought about by high levels of methemoglobin in the blood. Methemoglobin is a form oxygen-carrying metalloprotein in the blood. Unlike oxyhemoglobin that is also found in the blood, methemoglobin does not release oxygen it contains. For this reason, it takes bluish chocolate-brown color. In a normal situation, between one and two percent of human blood is methemoglobin. An increase in the percentage causes a pulse