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What are the symptoms of toxic anoxia?

Symptoms of toxic anoxia may include relatively mild problems such as a headache or confusion. However, it can also cause deadly conditions within minutes. The first major sign of toxic anoxia is generally a loss of consciousness. This loss of consciousness may be very short, or the person may go into a coma and last a long time. In some cases, it may lead to what doctors call a "persistent vegetative state," or "wakeful unresponsiveness." This is a state in which a person may look awake but is unresponsive. When the person regains consciousness, problems with short-term memory, language, and eyesight might occur. The person may also have muscle weakness or may have jerky movements and muscle spasms. Confusion, hallucinations, and mood changes can also be expected after recovering consciousness.

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