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Chronic CO Poisoning:



Definitions:


Acute CO Poisoning - Exposure to CO that occurs only once and lasts no longer than 24 hrs.


Chronic CO Poisoning -

  • Exposure to CO that occurs more than once and lasts longer than 24 hrs.

  • Usually involves lower CO levels / lower COHb saturations (otherwise victims would not survive)

  • Exposure usually continues for many days, months, years

  • Boundary limit between acute and chronic exposure indistinct




    ...... last changed 04/17/02



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