DELAYED NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME FOLLOWING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING: REPORT OF A RARE CASE WITH RESPONSE TO TREATMENT

Özlem ÖNDER, Rıfat KILIÇASLAN
2020 Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports  
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and non-irritant gas that is lighter than air. Carbon monoxide intoxication is the leading factor of deaths due to toxications. Besides, it is an important health problem due to its morbidities related to the delayed neurological and/or psychiatric syndromes that occur after the acute recovery period. Besides behavioral problems, mood and personality changes, parkinsonism, motor deficits, and dementia syndrome are the most common clinical pictures.
more » ... Compared with hyperbaric oxygen, which has been proven effective in the acute period in CO intoxication, there is no treatment with definitely proven efficacy for the delayed neuropsychiatric picture. In this paper, a case of CO intoxication followed with a delayed neuropsychiatric syndrome is presented in the light of the literature.
doi:10.33706/jemcr.824095 fatcat:p36d4nkaqbadvdayk56bnbspxa