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Low Oxygen Affinity Variant Haemoglobin in an elderly woman presenting with low oxygen saturation


Abstract An asymptomatic 81-year-old woman was referred by her general practitioner regarding a pulse-oximetry oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 74%. An arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) on air showed PaO2 12.9 kPa, oxygen saturation 80%, with normal pH, PaCO2, methaemoglobin and carboxyhaemoglobin levels. After a normal chest x-ray, tinzaparin was administered…

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