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Thursday, April 6, 2017

CO Toxicity

emDocs - April 5, 2017 - Author: Patrick C. Ng - Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
"Key points
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be an elusive diagnosis.
  • Headache, nausea, fatigue, and chest pain are non-specific, but common complaints in patients poisoned with CO.
  • Historical clues such as high risk exposure environments (garages, heaters) and multiple family members with the same symptoms can narrow the differential to CO poisoning.
  • Management can include supportive care, normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen."