Neurobehavioral Aspects of the Delayed Encephalopathy of Carbon Monoxide Intoxication: Case Report and Review

M. F. Mendez, R. C. Doss
1995 Behavioural Neurology  
We report the neurobehavioral aspects of the delayed encephalopathy of carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication in a 29 year old woman and review the literature. Four weeks after CO poisoning, the patient developed a frontal lobe syndrome, visuoperceptual impairment, and diffuse white matter lesions with an otherwise normal neurological examination. In contrast, patients with the classical syndrome also have a parkinsonian state or an akinetic–mute state. The delayed encephalopathy of CO poisoning
more » ... of CO poisoning usually results from demyelination of subcortical white matter, necrosis of the globus pallidus, or both. The clinical aspects, risk factors, neurobiological features, and therapy and prognosis are discussed.
doi:10.1155/1995/136831 pmid:24487403 fatcat:6w4lp4rda5efzjqo7uvnr5uv5u