Neurologic and Pregnancy Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Received Date: Aug 21, 2017 / Accepted Date: Sep 04, 2017 / Published Date: Sep 11, 2017
Carbon monoxide exposure remains a public health concern worldwide. Despite the burden that carbon monoxide exerts, significant controversy exists regarding optimal treatment of exposed persons. Particular controversy around neurologic effects of carbon monoxide exposure, how best to evaluate for neurocognitive dysfunction, and effects the fetus of pregnant women. This review focuses on the mechanism of injury from carbon monoxide, and summarizes the data regarding neurocognitive dysfunction and fetal effects of exposure.
Keywords: Carbon monoxide; Hyperbaric oxygen; Neurocognitive dysfunction; Pregnancy; Neuropsychiatric testing
Citation: Bird SB (2017) Neurologic and Pregnancy Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure. Toxicol Open Access 3: 134. Doi: 10.4172/2476-2067.1000134
Copyright: © 2017 Bird SB. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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