Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

MusculoSkeletal Damage/Changes:

  • Rhabdomyolysis

  • Myonecrosis

  • Compartment syndrome

  • Gross muscular weakness/fatigue in the legs, left, right, or bilaterally

  • Gait disturbance - loss of ability to walk

  • Gross muscular weakness/fatigue in the arms and upper body, left, right, or bilaterally

  • Degradation of fine motor control and coordination - hands, fingers, feet

  • Loss of ability to swallow

  • Others

    Note: It is not being implied that the central nervous system has no role in these pathologies.

    see Glossary

    .......... last changed 01/23/01

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