Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is recommended to reduce the delayed neurologic sequelae resulting from carbon monoxide (CO) toxicity. Although HBO is generally well tolerated, there exists a risk of seizure in all patients that may be increased in patients with predisposing factors including: fever, hypothermia, prior seizure, or brain injury.

CASE REPORT: We present two cases of patients without known risk factors who experienced seizures associated with HBO therapy during treatment for CO toxicity.

CONCLUSION: This facility's 5-year experience and a review of the germane literature are also presented to elucidate the risk factors and incidence of seizures in patients treated with HBO for CO toxicity.

Volume

42

Issue

4

First Page

69

Last Page

72

ISSN

0736-4679

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

19372022

Department(s)

Toxicology Division, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine

Document Type

Article

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