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Chest. 1999 Feb;115(2):580-1.

The role of catalytic converters in automobile carbon monoxide poisoning: a case report.

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  • 1Frazier Rehab Center, Jewish Hospital Health Network, Louisville, KY 40202-1887, USA.

Abstract

Inhaling motor vehicle exhaust fumes is a common method used by people attempting to commit suicide; however, the decreased carbon monoxide concentrations found in the exhaust of late-model automobiles equipped with catalytic converters are changing the clinical presentation of exhaust inhalation.

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