Blood Concentrations and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Blood Concentrations and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Blood Concentrations and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


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Picture of clinical symptoms at different concentrations of carboxyhemoglobin in the blood

Adapted from Gilman AG (2002). Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 10th ed., p. 1881. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Numbers show the amount of hemoglobin that has bonded with carbon monoxide. This number is also called the carboxyhemoglobin level.

Current as of: May 27, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

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R. Steven Tharratt MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology