Discoloration of skin and urine after treatment with hydroxocobalamin for cyanide poisoning

Cescon, David W.; Juurlink, David N.
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p251
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the case of a 54-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital from an apartment fire and was administered with hydroxocobalamin for presumed cyanide poisoning due to smoke inhalation. Discoloration of the patient's skin color and urine was observed after hydroxocobalamin administration. The drug should be administered as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the patient. It adds that the drug may cause transient hypertension which is good for the patient.


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