Acute carbon monoxide poisoning

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Findings

– Globus Pallidus
• CT hypodense
• T2/DWI hyperintense

Differential

– Carbon monoxide poisoning
– Wilson disease
– Japanese encephalitis

Diagnosis: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning

• Anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy due to inhaled CO
• Carbon monoxide impairs hemoglobin transport of oxygen
• Infarct of globi pallidi
• Restricted diffusion in early/acute exposure