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Title: An interesting cause of pulmonary emboli: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning

Abstract

Carbon monoxide poisoning, a public health problem of considerable significance, is a relatively frequent event today, resulting in thousands of hospitalizations annually. A 70-year-old lady was seen in the emergency department with a provisional diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning. The previous night, she slept in a tightly closed room heated with coal ember. She was found unconscious in the morning with poor ventilation. She had a rare presentation of popliteal vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and possible tissue necrosis with carbon monoxide poisoning. Oxygen treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin (nadroparine) and warfarin therapy resulted in an improvement in both popliteal and pulmonary circulations. In conclusion, the presence of pulmonary emboli should be sought in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Gaziantep University, Gaziantep (Turkey). School of Medicine
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20647594
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1076-0296
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CARBON MONOXIDE; COAL; HEALTH HAZARDS; WOMEN; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; POISONING; THERAPY; PATIENTS; LUNGS

Citation Formats

Sevinc, A., Savli, H., and Atmaca, H. An interesting cause of pulmonary emboli: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1177/107602960501100317.
Sevinc, A., Savli, H., & Atmaca, H. An interesting cause of pulmonary emboli: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning. United States. doi:10.1177/107602960501100317.
Sevinc, A., Savli, H., and Atmaca, H. Fri . "An interesting cause of pulmonary emboli: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning". United States. doi:10.1177/107602960501100317.
@article{osti_20647594,
title = {An interesting cause of pulmonary emboli: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning},
author = {Sevinc, A. and Savli, H. and Atmaca, H.},
abstractNote = {Carbon monoxide poisoning, a public health problem of considerable significance, is a relatively frequent event today, resulting in thousands of hospitalizations annually. A 70-year-old lady was seen in the emergency department with a provisional diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning. The previous night, she slept in a tightly closed room heated with coal ember. She was found unconscious in the morning with poor ventilation. She had a rare presentation of popliteal vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and possible tissue necrosis with carbon monoxide poisoning. Oxygen treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin (nadroparine) and warfarin therapy resulted in an improvement in both popliteal and pulmonary circulations. In conclusion, the presence of pulmonary emboli should be sought in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning.},
doi = {10.1177/107602960501100317},
journal = {Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis},
issn = {1076-0296},
number = 3,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {7}
}