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Prolonged hypoxaemia after nebulised salbutamol.
  1. G Connett,
  2. W Lenney
  1. Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Brighton.


    Pulse oximetry is increasingly used to assess hypoxaemia in respiratory illnesses. Six children presenting with acute asthma and prolonged falls in oxygen saturation values after treatment with salbutamol are described who were subsequently shown to have pneumonic consolidation on chest radiography.

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