Carbon monoxide poisoning
Delayed symptoms and after effects
Short term after effects of carbon monoxide poisoning may include delayed neurological symptoms
(called Delayed Neurological Syndrome or DNS).
A survivor may have [severe] symptoms that get worse in the weeks following poisoning. This means that a
survivors health and symptoms may actually get [a lot] worse after the poisoning before starting to [slowly]
Carbon monoxide poisoning has a toxic "biochemical domino effect" that can continue to attack the brain for many
weeks after the poisoning.
Damage to blood vessels and other important areas of functioning cause damage to myelin, an important protein that coats neurons helping transmit signals more quickly within the nervous system and brain.
Damage to brain tissues [can] trigger the immune system to respond by causing brain inflammation. The
inflammation then causes [more] brain damage. This effect is explained further in Carbon monoxide poisoning and the science behind it.
Delayed Neurological Syndrome (DNS) usually occurs in the days and weeks following the poisoning. It shows as a
range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioral, and
Short to mid term symptoms and effects of carbon monoxide poisoning may continue becoming long term symptoms and effects.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage,
brain trauma, impact almost any aspect of
brain functioning, and more.
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