publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

The Role of Methemoglobin and Carboxyhemoglobin in COVID-19: A Review

Felix Scholkmann; Tanja Restin; Marco Ferrari; Valentina Quaresima;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: MDPI Publishing
  • Country: Switzerland
<jats:p>Following the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) associated with pneumonia in China (Corona Virus Disease 2019, COVID-19) at the end of 2019, the world is currently facing a global pandemic of infections with SARS-CoV-2 and cases of COVID-19. Since severely ill patients often show elevated methemoglobin (MetHb) and carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) concentrations in their blood as a marker of disease severity, we aimed to summarize the currently available published study results (case reports and cross-sectional studies) on MetHb and COHb concentrations in the blood of COVID-19 patients. To this end, a systematic literature research was performed. For t...
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