Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 3

Accidental Ingestion of Dapsone in Children - A Case Report Experienced in Government Tertiary Care Hospital

Rashmi Patil*, Megha, Chikkanarasareddy PS, Panikaj AT, Vijeta V Rane and Sarala Sabapathy

Rashmi Patil*, Megha, Chikkanarasareddy PS, Panikaj AT, Vijeta V Rane and Sarala Sabapathy

*Corresponding Author:Rashmi Patil, Department of Paediatrics, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India.

Received: January 21, 2020; Published: February 06, 2020



  Dapsone, a sulfonamide derivative is being increasingly used in the treatment of a wide variety of dermatological disorders. Dapsone intoxication in children is most commonly, accidental and uncommon. The most frequent reaction that occur with higher doses of Dapsone toxicity is hemolytic anemia and methemoglobinemia. Rapid clinical assessment, measurement of methemoglobin levels and meticulous institution of treatment with Intravenous methylene blue decreases the mortality and morbidity. Here we report a 4 years old girl with methemoglobinemia secondary to severe dapsone poisoning with sinus arrhythmia and its successful management.

Keywords: Accidental; Dapsone Consumption; Children; Methemoglobinemia; Sinus Arrhythmia; Methylene Blue



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Citation: Rashmi Patil. “Accidental Ingestion of Dapsone in Children - A Case Report Experienced in Government Tertiary Care Hospital”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.3 (2020): 01-04.

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