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Central Nervous System Oxygen Toxicity

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
Neurology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Oxygen at high partial pressures may be toxic to the central nervous system (CNS). This may occur in divers or in others exposed to high pressure environments. Recognition of mild or early symptoms can often allow preventive steps, but the full blown syndrome can be life-threatening when considering the environments in which it occurs.

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