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Ahem, can someone kindly explain why there is right sided shift of oxygen dissociation curve in SCD?

Thanks in advance!
 

Northerncardinal

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May 25, 2016
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yes. in chronic anemias. I remember Goljan mentions the curve doesn't shift in anemia (hez referring to acute changes i think) and uworld mentions the inc in 2,3 BPG in RBCs in chronic anemias that'd eventually shift the curve to the right.