CO Poisoning - More on Symptoms

Making the Diagnosis:

Making a diagnosis of CO poisoning is crucial, since the condition can be fatal in just a few minutes. The symptoms are widely varied, many are non-specific, and can involve many body systems.

Victims often believe, or are led to believe, that they are have the "flu", gastroenteritis, etc. CO poisoning is very often misdiagnosed clinically as:

  • As a noted emergency room physician has said, "the standard of care for carbon monoxide poisoning may well be misdiagnosis"

    There are clues that signal the likelihood of CO poisoning:

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    Symptoms of Chronic CO Poisoning

    Symptoms as they Relate to COHb level

    Clinical Case Studies Involving CO poisoning

    Organs Affected

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