Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Delayed postanoxic encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning
Free
  1. O Y Kwon1,
  2. S P Chung2,
  3. Y R Ha3,
  4. I S Yoo2,
  5. S W Kim2
  1. 1Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  3. 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Daejin Medical Centre, Pundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Kyunggido, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S W Kim
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, 301-721, Republic of Korea; emfirecnuh.co.kr

Abstract

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
  • poisoning
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • postanoxic encephalopathy
  • ED, emergency department
  • CO, carbon monoxide
  • DPE, delayed postanoxic encephalopathy
  • DWMRI, diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging
View Full Text

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Footnotes

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.