Episode 129.0 – Toxic Alcohols

We welcome Meghan Spyres back to the podcast to discuss toxic alcohol ingestion diagnosis and management.

January 22nd, 2018 Download Leave a Comment Tags: , , , ,

Show Notes

Take Home Points

  1. Suspect a toxic alcohol in any patient with a large osmol gap or a large anion gap metabolic acidosis and consider treating these patients empirically.
  2. Fomepizole is the critical antidote for toxic alcohol ingestions but, patients are likely going to require dialysis as well.
  3. Call your local poison control center if you suspect a toxic alcohol ingestion to help guide management.

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