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The mystery of the disappearing cyanosis

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.c6181 (Published 10 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6181
  1. Jagdish Chaturvedi, junior doctor

All that’s blue . . .

I was working as an emergency duty doctor in a hospital, when, on one seemingly peaceful night, I received a call about one of the patients. I walked up to the ward and saw an anxious looking nurse, who muttered to me, “Hurry up doctor, the patient in that room is turning blue.” I began to worry because this could be an emergency, and I would have to act fast. I hurried into the …

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