Year: 1989 Source: British Journal of Hospital Medicine, v.41, no.3, (March 1989), p.297 SIEC No: 19900093

This brief article describes a carbon monoxide poisoning that occurred in a vehicle with the engine switched off. The author points out that gas lingering inside a car with the engine switched off can be sufficient for serious toxicity to occur. He also notes that the case illustrates the need to look for multiple agents in deliberate self-poisoning. (CM)