Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1984;27(12):1213-1217.
Published online December 31, 1984.
A Clinical Observation of Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
M R Roh, K W Lee, E M Kim, S M Shin, S J Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine,Soon Ghuu Hyang University, Seoul, Korea
급성 일산화탄소중독에 대한 임상적 관찰
노미란, 이경화, 김은미, 신상만, 이상주
순천향대학 의학부 소아과학교실
Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the most serious public health problem in Korea. Author analysed 126 cases of pediatric CO poisoning which had been treated in emergency room of Soon Chun Hyang Hospital, during 4 years from Jan. 1979 to Decern. 1983. The results are as follows: 1) Incidence in male was similar to that in female and the age group between 11 〜 15 years showed highest incidence. 2) The monthly incidence was highest in December and January and lowest during the summer period. 3) The earlier the arriving time,the lower the admission rate was. 4) The incidence of admission was 12.7% of all CO poisoning cases, and in the most cases they could be discharged on the visited day. 50.1% of admitted cases were stayed less than 5 days. 5) Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was given to 13.5% of all cases. This revealed the mild degree of poisoning compared to adult cases. 6) Among the 16 admitted cases, there were 14 cases of complications such as aspiration pneumonia(18.75%), trophic changes(12.5%), neurological disorders(43.75%), psychological disorders(12.5%).
Key Words: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

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