Carbon monoxide poisoning
CO produces toxicity by binding to red blood cell hemoglobin, disrupting oxygen binding, and leading to tissue hypoxia. Treatment primarily involves supportive care, particularly oxygen administration, and removal from the contaminated environment. After removal of CO from the environment, CO will dissociate from hemoglobin within hours.
Pediatric Patient Considerations:
Infants and younger children may experience the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning before older children and adults in the household, and the effects may be nonspecific (irritability, poor feeding).
T58.94XA – Toxic effect of carbon monoxide from unspecified source, undetermined, initial encounter
17383000 – Toxic effect of carbon monoxide