Localized EEG Abnormalities in Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Miriam Y. Neufeld*, Jerry W. Swanson, Donald W. Klass

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• The EEG of a patient with acute carbon monoxide poisoning was characterized by lateralized sharp waves and a focal electrographic seizure discharge within hours of the exposure. These findings were associated with coma and focal motor seizures. The patient made a full clinical recovery, and the EEG was normal two months after the exposure. The association of a primarily diffuse cerebral insult after CO poisoning, with prominent lateralized epileptiform discharges in the EEG, is a distinctly unusual phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-527
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Neurology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1981
Externally publishedYes


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