toxic alcohols

toxic alcohols

poisonous alcohols that can damage the heart, kidneys, and nervous system. Ethylene glycol, commonly used in antifreeze, is a toxic alcohol. Severe poisoning is caused only by ingestion and is marked by progressive stages of central nervous system depression, acidosis, and renal failure. Treatment consists of administration of an antidote, hemodialysis, and supportive care.
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Thus, on the basis of the severity of patient's metabolic acidosis, the possibility of ingestion of toxic alcohols such as methanol, ethylene glycol, isopropanol was considered.
Our patient vehemently denied intake of toxic alcohols, and, hence, his blood toxicology screen was not sent as these tests are not routinely available in our hospital.
His blood for toxic alcohol screen was not sent as the test is not available in our hospital.
2 mmol/L) and there was no history of toxic alcohol intake, in the presence of high urinary ketones, following a binge alcohol drinking, the only explanation was that this patient experienced associated AKA.
Testing for acetaminophen, salicylates, iron, co-oximetry, iron, and toxic alcohols is discussed in Parts III and IV.
Recommendations for Specific Analysis of Ethyl Alcohol and Other Toxic Alcohols
Ethanol is also used as a therapeutic drug for patients with toxic alcohol intoxications and for ethanol withdrawal syndrome.
Toxic alcohol ingestions: clinical features, diagnosis, and management.
This case of a patient with ethylene glycol poisoning illustrates the difficulty of diagnosing the ingestion of this toxic alcohol.