Chronic and occult carbon monoxide poisoning: we don't know what we're missing.

  title={Chronic and occult carbon monoxide poisoning: we don't know what we're missing.},
  author={John V. Wright},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  volume={19 5},
The purpose of this review is to examine the literature regarding occult and chronic exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide (CO)— that is, levels insufficient to cause emergency department attendance or admission to hospital with a clinical diagnosis of acute CO poisoning, although this in fact is the cause of the symptoms. More is known about acute CO poisoning, but knowledge and awareness of chronic poisoning is progressing slowly. There is a strong possibility that low level exposure to… CONTINUE READING


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