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Toxic Alcohols

Marsha Ford, MD

  • Methanol Poisoning Suspected when:
    • Anion Gap metabolic acidosis with no obvious etiology and refractory to sodium bicarb
    • Acidosis + visual deficits
  • Osmolarity maybe unreliable as level decreases with methanol metabolism
  • Ketosis without acidosis is isopropyl alcohol toxicity until proven otherwise
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