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Figure 5 | Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

Figure 5

From: Inhalation injury: epidemiology, pathology, treatment strategies

Figure 5

Carboxyhemoglobin-induced changes in the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve. Oxygen-carrying capacity is markedly diminished when carboxyhemoglobin values reach 40% to 50%. In addition, the leftward displacement of the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve makes the oxygen that is bound to hemoglobin less available for delivery to tissues [3].

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