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Carbon monoxide intoxication: a review of 14 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  940239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 14 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning, medical records were available for retrospective review in which blood samples for carboxyhemoglobin (COHgb) were obtained. Twelve victims (86%) were overcome while at work. Correlation of the clinical picture and COHgb saturation was not always possible although hypertension was not uncommon initially. On follow-up only three patients were mildly hypertensive. Skin or mucous membrane color changes were difficult to detect. Three cases are presented to illustrate factors in the diagnosis and possible sequelae.
M D Whorton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JACEP     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0361-1124     ISO Abbreviation:  JACEP     Publication Date:  1976 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-25     Completed Date:  1976-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317011     Medline TA:  JACEP     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / complications,  diagnosis*
Cardiomyopathies / chemically induced
Hypertension / chemically induced
Leukocytosis / chemically induced
Middle Aged

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