13 - Methanol intoxication
Surhan Özer Çınar, Sibel Oba, İnci Paksoy, Levent Yılmaz, Özgür Özbağrıaçık, Metin Bektaş
Three patients aged 20-30 years old who have acute visual loss and unconsciousness after the ingestion of eau de cologne were admitted to our department. All of three patients arterial blood gas analysis showed severe metabolic acidosis which was corrected with bicarbonate and ethanol. Emergency hemodialysis and mechanical ventilation was appiled. After three-eigth days of treatment, Two of three patients died. The reminder one can be discharged with visual loss. In case of methanol intoxication, in spite of promptly corrected metabolic imbalance, visual loss may persist.
Keywords: Methanol, intoxication,acute visual loss.
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