Methanol intoxication. How to help patients who have been exposed to toxic solvents.

@article{Pamies1993MethanolIH,
  title={Methanol intoxication. How to help patients who have been exposed to toxic solvents.},
  author={Rubens J. Pamies and David Sugar and Luis Ubeda Rives and A H Herold},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={
          183-4, 189-91, 194
        }
}
Methanol intoxication can be a challenge, in part because it is relatively uncommon but also because of the pharmacokinetics involved. A patient may not experience symptoms and thus may not present for treatment for several hours, or even a day or two, after exposure to the toxic substance. Yet, the interval between ingestion and treatment is one of the most important factors in determining patient outcome. Typical symptoms of methanol intoxication include lethargy, vertigo, vomiting, blurred… CONTINUE READING