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Early carbon monoxide intoxication: happy to be poisoned?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16189051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carbon monoxide poisoning is the commonest cause of death by poisoning in the UK and chronic exposure is thought to be a frequently missed diagnosis. Early recognition of carbon monoxide poisoning is vital to institute prompt treatment and to prevent exposure to others. An incident of mass exposure to carbon monoxide is presented where euphoria, lasting several hours, was the only symptom reported in approximately one quarter of the casualties. This has not been reported previously and we believe that mild carbon monoxide intoxication should be included in the list of differential diagnoses of inappropriate euphoria.
S F J Clarke; A Crosby; D Kumar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-28     Completed Date:  2006-02-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  754-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Chemical Hazards and Poisons, Health Protection Agency, London, SE14 5ER, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / diagnosis,  psychology*
Disabled Children
Euphoria / drug effects*

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