Carbon monoxide poisoning associated with water pipe smoking

Turkmen S. , Eryigit U., ŞAHİN A., Yeniocak S., TÜREDİ S.

CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY, cilt.49, sa.7, ss.697-698, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/15563650.2011.598160
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.697-698


The water pipe is a means of tobacco consumption widespread in Turkey and Arab countries. We present two patients brought to our emergency department due to a syncopal attack secondary to carbon monoxide toxicity following water pipe use. This rare form of poisoning should be borne in mind by emergency physicians as a differential diagnosis in water pipe smokers. Water pipes should be used where there is adequate ventilation.