Delayed postanoxic encephalopathy causes deterioration and relapse of cognitive ability and behavioural movement a few weeks after complete recovery from initial hypoxic injury. A case is reported of delayed postanoxic encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning, which was diagnosed with diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging. The literature is also reviewed.
- carbon monoxide
- magnetic resonance imaging
- postanoxic encephalopathy
- ED, emergency department
- CO, carbon monoxide
- DPE, delayed postanoxic encephalopathy
- DWMRI, diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging
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