Carbon monoxide poisoning

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi

Presentation

Unconscious state after exposure to heating gas in a closed environment.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
CT

Hypoattenuation noted involving bilateral globus pallidus and periventricular white matter.

No evidence of intracranial hemorrhage.

Case Discussion

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning results in anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy which is seen on CT as low attenuation areas in the globus pallidus and in cerebral white matter.

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Case information

rID: 65523
Published: 12th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Jan 2019
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