Amnesic syndrome after carbon monoxide poisoning, A case report

H. Spinnler, R. Sterzi, G. Vallar

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A patient is described who after a carbon monoxide poisoning presented an amnesic syndrome. The neuropsychological investigation suggests that carbon monoxide amnesia shares common features with hippocampal amnesia, namely a discrepancy between a normal Short-Term Memory (STM) and a hampered Long-Term Memory (LTM). CT findings in our patient showed both widespread and focal areas of demyelination. The correlation between neuropsychological data and CT findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-88
Number of pages10
JournalSchweizer Archiv fur Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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  • Medicine(all)


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