Blood Concentrations and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Picture of clinical symptoms at different concentrations of carboxyhemoglobin in the blood

Adapted from Gilman AG (2002). Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 10th ed., p. 1881. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Numbers show the amount of hemoglobin that has bonded with carbon monoxide. This number is also called the carboxyhemoglobin level.

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Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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Current as ofJuly 29, 2016

Current as of: July 29, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology