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Case 2: 40-year-old unresponsive male

Carbon monoxide poisoning

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Findings


-    Globus Pallidus
      •    CT - hypodense
       •    T2/DWI hyperintense

Differential


-    Carbon monoxide poisoning
-    Wilson disease
-    Japanese encephalitis

Acute carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy due to inhaled CO Carbon monoxide impairs hemoglobin transport of oxygen
  • Infarct of globi pallidi
  • Restricted diffusion in early/acute exposure
Case 2: 40-year-old unresponsive male Case 2:  40-year-old unresponsive male Reviewed by Radiology Madeeasy on September 19, 2018 Rating: 5
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