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Chronic CO Poisoning:




Retrospective Case Series:

Beck, Harvey G., 1936

The signs and symptoms observed by Dr. Beck in his study are listed here in order of frequency, according to Beck's report in JAMA.

Symptom
Number Reporting
Headaches
58
Weakness
52
Vertigo/disturbance of gait
46
Spastic constipation
45
Eythrocyte count elevated
44
Dyspnea
36
Paresthesia
36
Weakness/tremulousness/ataxia
30
Palpitation
27
Muscle spasm
17
Basal metabolic rate low
16
Coughing
15
Precordial distress
14
Glycosuria
13
Albuminuria
12
Dysuria
10
Gastrointestinal spasm
7
Speech defects
7
Cardiospasm
6
Visual disturbances
5
Diarrhea
5
Yawning
5
Paraplegia
3
Angina pectoris
2
Heart block
1




Other Symptoms

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From: Beck, H.G. (1936) Carbon monoxide asphyxiation: A neglected clinical problem. J. Am. Med. Assoc., 107, 1025-1029.



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