ACUTE CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING WITH COEXISTING CEREBRAL AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: The Brain-Heart connection and challenges of management in resource-limited settings.

Sunday Omokiniovo Oghuvwu



Carbon monoxide poisoning pose significant public health consequence and management can be challenging in resource-poor countries. This is a commentary of a 40 year old farmer with a five day history of loss of consciousness following overnight inhalation of carbon monoxide. Neuroimaging and electrophysiologic studies showed bilateral internal capsule and myocardial infarction. He had unsuccessful treatment with normobaric oxygen therapy in the absence of hyperbaric oxygen. This case depicts the brain heart connection in carbon monoxide poisoning and highlight the challenges of management in a resource poor setting.

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Acta Toxicológica Argentina ISSN 0327 9286 (impreso) - ISSN 1851-3743 (en línea). Alsina 1441, Of. 302, (CP 1088), C.A.B.A.