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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 481--482

Recovery of cognitive dysfunction in a case of delayed encephalopathy of carbon monoxide poisoning after treatment with donepezil hydrochloride

1 Department of Neurology, QiLu Hospital of Shandong University, 44 West Wenhua road, Jinan, Shandong 250012, China
2 Departments of Institute of Toxicology, Shandong University, 44 West Wenhua Road, Jinan, Shandong - 250 012, China

Correspondence Address:
Zhao-fu Chi
Department of Neurology, QiLu Hospital of Shandong University, 44 West Wenhua Road, Jinan, Shandong - 250012, P.R.
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.55596

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Delayed encephalopathy following carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious complication. Here, we report a patient with delayed encephalopathy who suffered from cognitive disorders and urinary incontinence after a temporal normal period of 15 days after acute intoxication, and his cognitive function recovered gradually following donepezil hydrochloride treatment. Now, he can undertake slight farming work.


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