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if you have low levels of heme due to red blood cell infection, will your body feel deprived of oxygen?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It could: I am not sure i understand the question. Low HGB can certainly lead to fatigue due to low oxygen delivery, especially if quite low. What is the potential link to infection? Are you asking about a true rbc infection such as malaria?

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