Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning: dema and necrosis bilaterally in the globus pallidus, caudate nucleus and cerebellum. Unenhanced CT scan of the brain about 16 hours after injury shows bilaterally symmetrical low attenuation lesions in the cerebellum (blue arrows), globus pallidus (red arrows) and caudate nuclei (white arrows). The patient's space heater malfunctioned.
Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas and a scary source of indoor air pollution. It is often referred to as the "invisible killer." Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms can vary depending on the level and length of exposure. Click to learn more about how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning causes.