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Neuroradiol J. 2016 Dec;29(6):431-435. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Non-convulsive status epilepticus in a patient with carbon-monoxide poisoning treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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1
Neuroradiology COU, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.
2
Neuroradiology COU, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy francescadigiuliano@msn.com.
3
Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Abstract

The presentation of carbon monoxide poisoning is non-specific and highly variable. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used for the treatment of this condition. Various reports show the occurrence of self-limiting seizures after carbon monoxide poisoning and as a consequence of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Contrary to the seizures, status epilepticus has been rarely observed in these conditions. The exact pathophysiology underlying seizures and status epilepticus associated with carbon monoxide poisoning and hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not really clear, and some elements appear to be common to both conditions. We describe a case of non-convulsive status epilepticus in a patient with carbon monoxide poisoning treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The mechanism, MRI findings and implications are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Carbon monoxide poisoning; MRI; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; seizures; status epilepticus

PMID:
27549147
PMCID:
PMC5131761
DOI:
10.1177/1971400916665379
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