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Indoxacarb Pesticide Poisoning with Methemoglobinemia
Jae-Hoon Shin, Jae-Kwang Lee, Seong-Soo Park, Sang-Jun Na, Joon-Seok Park
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2006;4(2):158-160
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: December 31, 2006
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1Departments of Emergency Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine
2Departments of Emergency Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine
3Departments of Emergency Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine
4Departments of Emergency Neurology, Konyang University College of Medicine
5Departments of Emergency Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine

Acute methemoglobinemia is induced by various causes, especially ingestion of oxidizing agents such as phenazopyridine, dapsone, and nitrite. Indoxacarb is an oxadiazine insecticide with high insecticidal activity and low mammalian toxicity. It is known to block voltage-gated Na+ channels in insects and mammals, but the mechanism is not yet well understood. We describe a case of a 41-year-old woman with methemoglobinemia that developed following Indoxacarb ingestion, which improved after intravenous injection of methylene blue. This is the first known such case. If signs and symptoms of methemoglobinemia occur after Indoxacarb ingestion, antidotal therapy with methylene blue should be considered as a necessary treatment.

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