The patient with focal neurological deficit: A case of carbonmonoxide poisoning
Engin Özakın, Arif Alper Çevik, Nurdan Acar, Osman Çetinkaya
Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty Of Medicine. Department Of Emergency Medicine
Keywords: Carbonmonoxide, neurological deficit, differential diagnosis, stroke
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most frequent causes of death resulting from poisoning. Patients suffering from CO poisoning present to emergency department with the complaints of headache, nausea and vomiting. Focal neurological deficits mimicking stroke, convulsion or coma may also be seen. We present a 81 year old woman who was brought to the emergency department for the thrombolitic treatment following a new onset focal neurological deficit and was eventually diagnosed with CO poisoning.