This report describes a case of severe methemoglobinemia in a baby fed with a homemade decoction of silverbeet (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla). Lay people and health professionals must be aware of possible risks associated with the use of folk herbal remedies in infants that, despite being natural, may be not as safe as claimed

A Case of Severe Methemoglobinemia in a Baby Fed Homemade Decoction of Silverbeet / P.A. Moro, M. Benedetti, P. Biban, F. Cassetti, F. Milani, F. Menniti-Ippolito, R. Raschetti, F. Menniti-ippolito, R. Raschetti. - 2013:(2013), pp. 394945.1-394945.4. [10.5171/2013.394945]

A Case of Severe Methemoglobinemia in a Baby Fed Homemade Decoction of Silverbeet

F. Milani;
2013

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This report describes a case of severe methemoglobinemia in a baby fed with a homemade decoction of silverbeet (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla). Lay people and health professionals must be aware of possible risks associated with the use of folk herbal remedies in infants that, despite being natural, may be not as safe as claimed
Methemoglobinemia; nitrates; silverbeet; complementary therapies; food poisoning
Settore BIO/15 - Biologia Farmaceutica
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