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Intoxication au monoxyde de carbone chez l’enfant : quel suivi post intoxication ?

Abstract : Carbon monoxide poisoning in paediatrics disrupts brain function. This is a major public health issue. The Delayed Neurologic Syndrome (DNS), which corresponds to delayed symptoms after a remission phase, may occur between 2 and 240 days after carbon monoxide poisoning. Particularly in children, this can result in learning disabilities and/or motor, memory, mood, behaviour disorders. Currently, there is no systematic screening for carbon monoxide poisoning, whereas these neuropsychiatric sequelae entail a human, economic, social and medical cost. The purpose of this work is to review the current state of knowledge published in the scientific literature on the DNS in children suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning in order to propose a follow-up procedure by the General Practitioner. We selected 50 articles for this work by querying Google Scholar, Cismef, Pubmed, Medline and the Cochrane Library. After a review of the literature, a systematic follow-up 1 and 6 months post-intoxication with a clinical evaluation would be proposed. A psychometric and imaging assessment would be decided depending on the clinical gravity that will be appreciated by the General Practitioner.Ideally, the "regional poison center" should be able to systematically contact patients in order to inform them or refer them to their General Practitioner. Studies on the evolution of the DNS are currently lacking.
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Aurore Donatien. Intoxication au monoxyde de carbone chez l’enfant : quel suivi post intoxication ?. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2017. ⟨dumas-01568563⟩



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