Among the unusual pathologic findings which occur secondary to carbon monoxid poisoning are changes in the peripheral nerves1 and in the cortex.2 Involvement of the globus pallidus is probably the commonest of all the pathologic changes that result from carbon monoxid poisoning. A careful search through the literature has revealed but one case similar to that which we report below; this was by Stewart.2
REPORT OF A CASE
—A woman, aged 25, white, married, was admitted to the University Hospital on Aug. 18, 1923, to the service of Dr. Alfred Stengel, to whom we are indebted for the privilege of reporting this case. She was brought in unconscious in a patrol wagon, and the police said that she had been in a room with the gas turned on for one hour and fifty-five minutes. She had cyanosis and was almost pulseless. Artificial respiration was necessary for
WILSON G, WINKELMAN NW. AN UNUSUAL CORTICAL CHANGE IN CARBON MONOXID POISONING. Arch NeurPsych. 1925;13(2):191–196. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200080038004
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