Cerebrovascular Changes and EEG Findings in Carbon Monoxide Intoxication: Case Report


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Koruk S., Tuncel I., Mizrak A., Hengirmen Akcali A., Ganidagli S.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS, vol.1, no.2, pp.23-26, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/jaemcr.2010.80774
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-26
  • Keywords: Carbon monoxide intoxication, neurologic deficit, EEG, MRI

Abstract

Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the most seen causes of death due to intoxication. CO has affinity to hemoglobin. Hemoglobin and CO complex carboxyhemoglobin (COHgb) causes hypoxia in tissue. In acute phase of CO intoxication generalized slow wave activity and lateralized pike waves could be seen on EEG. Late onset neurological deficits due to CO intoxication were seen more in elder patients. In this report we define a case of 77 years old age woman who was managed in intensive care unit due to CO intoxication with unconsciousness in which the neurological defects are shown with MRI and EEG.