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Crit Care Clin. 2012 Oct;28(4):661-711. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2012.07.002.

Methanol and ethylene glycol intoxication.

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College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 116 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA. james.kruse@bassett.org

Abstract

Accidental or intentional ingestion of substances containing methanol and ethylene glycol can result in death, and some survivors are left with blindness, renal dysfunction, and chronic brain injury. However, even in large ingestions, a favorable outcome is possible if the patient arrives at the hospital early enough and the poisoning is identified and appropriately treated in a timely manner. This review covers the common circumstances of exposure, the involved toxic mechanisms, and the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and treatment of methanol and ethylene glycol intoxication.

PMID:
22998995
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2012.07.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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