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Indian J Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul-Sep;13(3):169-70. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.58546.

Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in our homes.

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  • 1Department of Critical Care, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab - 141 001, India.


Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, nonirritating, but significantly toxic gas. It is a product of combustion of organic matter in presence of insufficient oxygen supply. Symptoms of mild poisoning include headaches, vertigo and flu like effects, whereas larger exposures can lead to significant toxicity of the central nervous system (CNS), heart, and even death. We are reporting two cases that presented to us in the winter months of December to January with history, sign, symptoms, and radiological evidence of suspected CO poisoning.

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