Ethylene glycol poisoning: case report of a record-high level and a review.

@article{Davis1997EthyleneGP,
  title={Ethylene glycol poisoning: case report of a record-high level and a review.},
  author={Daniel P. Davis and Kenneth J Bramwell and Richard Hamilton and Saralyn R. Williams},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={653-67}
}
Ethylene glycol is commonly found in automobile antifreeze and a variety of other commercial products. Ingestion of ethylene glycol, either accidentally or in a suicide attempt, is characterized by severe acidosis, calcium oxalate crystal formation and deposition, and a wide variety of end organ effects that may be fatal. We present a case of a patient who ingested a massive amount of ethylene glycol in a suicide attempt and yet survived with minimal sequelae. A comprehensive review of the… CONTINUE READING
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