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Chronic CO Poisoning:




Retrospective Brief Case Series (cont.):

Myers, Roy A.M. et al., 1998

Patients' Self-Report of Chronic CO Poisoning Symptoms from Neuropsychological Questionnaire. (Note - it is unclear from the published report how long after the end of CO exposure these symptoms were reported, or whether indeed, exposure had actually ended at the time the symptoms were reported):

Symptom
Number Reporting
Headaches
7
Dizzy spells
7
Trembling hands
6
Body Wt. Change
6
Memory change
6
Changes in sleep
6
Forget what is being said
6
Worried / anxious
6
Can't understand what is read
6
Changes in vision
5
Changes in walking
5
Difficulty remembering
5
Muscles jump / twitch
5
Things drop from hand
5
Others mumbling
5
slur words
5
Lose balance easily
5
Parts of body numb
5
Sense of direction changed
4
Sense of smell changed
4
Part of body hurts
4
Ringing in ears
4
Speech changed
3
Handwriting changed
3
Eyelids drop
3
Smell strong odors
3
Deja vu
2
Ruminative thoughts
2
Bladder / bowel control loss
2
Temporary blindness
2
Drinks more water
2
Reached but hand misses item
2
Change in libido
1
Passed out
1


Residual Symptoms

Abstract and Study Design


From: Myers, A.M., DeFazio, A., Kelly, M.P. (1998) Chronic carbon monoxide exposure: A clinical syndrome detected by neuropsychological tests. J. Clin. Psychology, 54 (5), 555-567.



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