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13 September 2016 : Case report  Turkey

An Unusual Cause of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Narghile Smoking

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Management of emergency care, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Alpay AteşEF, Müge ArikanAB, Ayşegul ÖzgökFG

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.899590

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:660-662

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is commonly seen during the winter season in Turkey due to use of charcoal stoves and water heaters, but narghile smoking is a rare cause of CO poisoning.

CASE REPORT: In this paper, we report a CO poisoning case caused by narghile smoking. The patient was admitted to the ED with nausea, dizziness, vertigo, and syncope.

CONCLUSIONS: The diagnosis of CO poisoning depends on suspicious anamnesis. The major treatment of CO poisoning is oxygen supply.

Keywords: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Signs and Symptoms, Syncope

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923