Keywords : Hyperbaric oxygen therapy


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can Lead a Perfect Result: A Case Report

Canan Bolcu Emir; Selin Gamze Sümen; Tuna Gümüş

Canadian Journal of Medicine, 2021, Volume 3, Issue Issue 3, Pages 114-120
DOI: 10.33844/cjm.2021.60510

Carbon monoxide poisoning (COP) is a common emergency worldwide, especially in the wintertime. It is known to cause serious morbidities, resulting in high mortality risk. COP is also reported to result in neurological complications for which hyperbaric oxygen therapy is likely to offer some benefits, which certainly makes it one of the potential treatment modalities.  Here, Case in the paper is of a 64-year-old female patient with carbon monoxide poisoning. Her neurological symptoms nearly disappeared after the application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and conventional medical treatment. Our case guides for the key role of HBOT in the treatment process of a 64-year-old female patient with COP. Our clinical experience revealed that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could successfully reverse the symptoms of delayed neurological findings caused by COP, a serious and preventable health problem.