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Intestinal infarction following carbon monoxide poisoning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8321796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 65 year old patient admitted with carbon monoxide poisoning developed acute pulmonary oedema during treatment with hyperbaric oxygen. After initial recovery he developed extensive intestinal ischaemia which rapidly led to death. It is suggested that intestinal vasoconstriction due to left ventricular failure made the gut much more vulnerable to the hypoxic effects of carbon monoxide than the brain and heart.
M Balzan; J M Cacciottolo; A Casha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-05     Completed Date:  1993-08-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, St Luke's Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / complications*
Infarction / chemically induced*
Intestines / blood supply*
Pulmonary Edema / chemically induced

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