Article first published online: 16 FEB 2007
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 184–185, March 2007
How to Cite
Robinson, P. D., Curtin, J. A. and Van Asperen, P. (2007), Blue blood. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43: 184–185. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01040.x
- Issue published online: 16 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 16 FEB 2007
- Accepted for publication 24 October 2006.
- low oxygen saturations
Abstract: In a world of increasing immigration of a diverse range of nationalities, hereditary hemoglobin variants will be increasingly encountered, and should be considered in infants and children presenting with low saturations. We present a case report of an infant presenting with low oxygen saturations, who was extensively investigated before the correct diagnosis became apparent. Initial haemoglobin electrophoresis was normal, but subsequently abnormal on repeat testing. With further screening, a number of affected family members have since been identified.