Anion and osmolal gaps in the diagnosis of methanol and ethylene glycol poisoning.

@article{Jacobsen1982AnionAO,
  title={Anion and osmolal gaps in the diagnosis of methanol and ethylene glycol poisoning.},
  author={Dag Jacobsen and J. E. Bredesen and Ivar Eide and J Ostborg},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica},
  year={1982},
  volume={212 1-2},
  pages={17-20}
}
The diagnostic value of determination of the anion and osmolal gaps was studied in 6 patients poisoned with methanol and in 5 poisoned with ethylene glycol. Increased osmolal gap was present on admission in all patients, whereas increased anion gap was present in all except one. In the methanol-poisoned patients the mean blood values were: pH 7.27, anion gap 24 mmol/l, osmolal gap 81 mosmol/kg H2O, methanol 67 mmol/l, ethanol 11 mmol/l and in the ethylene glycol-poisoned patients: pH 6.93… CONTINUE READING

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