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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 39-40
Clinical Vignette

Post-Christmas Blues: A Rare Cause of Cyanosis

Laurie Barron1 and H Jay Biem2

1Division of Orthopedics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
2Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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A patient was referred for urgent evaluation of cyanosis. Although she had symptoms and signs of an upper respiratory tract infection, she had a normal cardiorespiratory examination and normal transcutaneous oxygen saturation. Further evaluation revealed a benign cause for the cyanosis.