Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Sequelae (Residual Effects):

Symptom
Number (%) of Patients
Psychiatric:
Apathy
86 (100)
Disorientation
86 (100)
Amnesia
86 (100)
Hypokinesia
82 (95)
Mutism
82 (95)
Irritability, distractibility
78 (91)
Apraxia
65 (76)
Bizarre Behaviors - silly smiles or frowning
60 (70)
Mannersitic Behavior
35 (41)
Irrational Confabulatory Talking
26 (30)
Insomnia
16 (19)
Depressed Mood
13 (15)
Delusions
10 (12)
Echolalia
2 (2)
Elated Mood
2 (2)

From: Min, S.K. et al., Acta Psychiatr. Scand., 73, 80-86, 1986. (Most of the patients in this study were exposed to CO acutely)



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CO Sequelae (cont.)

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