Toxic Alcohols

  title={Toxic Alcohols},
  author={J. Kraut and M. Mullins},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  • J. Kraut, M. Mullins
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Poisonings by the toxic alcohols (methanol, ethylene glycol, isopropanol, diethylene glycol, and propylene glycol) can cause cellular dysfunction and death,1 but symptoms may be nonspecific. Delays in diagnosis increase the risk of irreversible organ damage and death.2 In this review, we discuss the mechanisms of toxicity, methods available for diagnosis, and current recommendations for therapy. 
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