Journal article

Leukocytotic pseudohypoxaemia

M Ben-Meir, J Tibballs

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2010


A case of hypoxaemia was concluded to be a pseudo-condition after investigation demonstrated that the hypoxaemia was not related to lung disease, but rather to the time expiring between obtaining and analysing blood samples and to a reduction in the magnitude of the patient's white cell count.