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J Emerg Med. 1998 May-Jun;16(3):429-32.

Carbon monoxide poisoning presenting as an isolated seizure.

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St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware 19805-2500, USA.

Abstract

Seizures are generally regarded as a manifestation of extreme, generally near-fatal carbon monoxide poisoning. A case is described in which a seizure attributable to carbon monoxide poisoning occurred in a small child at a level not thought to be associated with serious neurologic toxicity. A literature review of the occurrence of seizures in carbon monoxide poisoning found that no particular degree of carboxyhemoglobin was correlated with the presence of seizures. A seizure with no other apparent cause occurring in circumstances in which carbon monoxide toxicity would be suspected can be attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning.

PMID:
9610972
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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