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A patient with acute respiratory failure secondary to leptospirosis was treated with 40 and 90 volumes per million inhaled nitric oxide. His serum nitrogen oxide concentration (nitrates and nitrites combined) increased 13-fold. The mechanisms for the formation and elimination of nitrates are discussed.


Journal article


Br J Anaesth

Publication Date





338 - 339


Acute Kidney Injury, Administration, Inhalation, Adult, Humans, Leptospirosis, Male, Nitrates, Nitric Oxide, Nitrites