Delayed neurological deterioration following carbon monoxide poisoning: MRI findings

J Neurol. 1993 Feb;240(2):113-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00858727.


We present two patients with delayed neurological deterioration following apparent recovery from carbon monoxide poisoning in whom magnetic resonance imaging showed abnormalities. In the first patient, cortical grey matter abnormalities were seen without white matter changes. Visual evoked potentials were, however, abnormal. In the second, diffuse white matter lesions were detected. In neither patient were basal ganglia lesions seen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases / etiology
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / complications*
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / physiopathology
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors