New findings concerning the pathogenesis of acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning

E. Somogyi, P. Sotonyi, I. Balogh

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The pathomechanism of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning was studied by means of cardiopathological and neuropathological investigations in experimental CO intoxication. It has been shown that besides CO-hemoglobin association, the binding of CO to cytochromes is a significant factor. The latter is thought to be responsible for the cytotoxic phenomena. Combined ultrastructural and cytochemical studies have enabled differentiation between toxic, hypoxic, and mixed alterations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1981

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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