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Carbon monoxide poisoning

Case contributed by Dr Muhammad Essam

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Confusion

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Bilateral globi pallidi oval shaped areas of altered signals eliciting low T1 and high T2 and FLAIR signals. Similar smaller foci are also seen in the left putamen.

Case Discussion

This case was confirmed as carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication

Other causes of bilateral globi pallidi lesions include Leigh disease, Wilson disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as other toxic encephalopathies, such as cyanide or methanol exposure.

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Case information

rID: 29186
Published: 14th May 2014
Last edited: 26th Nov 2019
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