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Clinical and Laboratory Features of Sulfhemoglobinemia

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Sulfhemoglobinemia occurs when a sulfur atom is introduced into the porphyrin ring of heme. Sulfhemoglobin is unable to transport oxygen; however, a rightward shift in the oxygen dissociation curve means that remaining normal hemoglobin has less affinity for bound oxygen, with less tissue hypoxia and milder symptoms.

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