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Enríquez-Coronel G, Cabrera-Espinosa ES
Neuropsychiatric sequelae for carbon monoxide poisoning: Report of a case and literature review
Rev Mex Neuroci 2015; 16 (6)

Language: Español
References: 20
Page: 63-70
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Background: Carbon monoxide poisoning is a common poisoning usually caused by exposure to heating systems such as stoves, heaters and some industrial solvents. Symptoms vary according to the degree of exposure and among chronic neurological sequelae mentioned in scientific literature are late cognitive decline, parkinsonism, akinetic mutism and sleep disorders. The treatment consists in the oxygen immediately administration.
Case report: A 61-year-old male who after exposure to a home heating system presented deterioration of neurological status and cyanosis. He got medical attention and a week later he began with headache, mutism and parkinsonism. He was hospitalized for treatment with levodopa, antibiotics and correction of renal failure. Currently the patient has organic brain syndrome, without parkinsonism but unable to fend for himself.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis of this pathology is vital to limit the severity and development of potential complications.

Key words: Carbon monoxide, carboxyhemoglobin, parkinsonism.


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