Carbon monoxide poisoning

Case contributed by Dr Muhammad Essam



Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Bilateral globi pallidi oval shaped areas of altered signals eliciting low T1 and high T2 and FLAIR signals. Similar smaller foci are also seen in the left putamen.

Case Discussion

This case was confirmed as carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication

Other causes of bilateral globi pallidi lesions include Leigh disease, Wilson disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as other toxic encephalopathies, such as cyanide or methanol exposure.

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