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Methaemoglobinaemia after ingestion of amyl nitrite.
  1. R J Forsyth,
  2. A Moulden
  1. Department of Child Health, University Hospital, Nottingham.


    We report a case of methaemoglobinaemia in a 2 year old girl after ingestion of an 'aphrodisiac' containing nitrite. The availability of these products, their poor labelling, and their intended presence in domestic bedrooms all serve to increase the hazard they pose to young children.

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