|Document ID (ISN)||108682|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Mégarbane B., Baud F.J.
||Poisoning from alcohols (other than ethanol) and glycols
||Intoxication par les alcools (autres que l'éthanol) et les glycols [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 2008, No.159, 9p. Illus. 81 ref.
||Poisonings from toxic alcohols or glycols are rare but potentially serious. The main clinical outcome is the occurrence of a metabolic acidosis, giving rise to Küssmaul's dyspnoea. Other more specific complications can also arise during more severe poisonings; ethylene glycol can cause acute renal insufficiency, while methanol can cause vision disorders leading to irreversible blindness. Treatment is based on the administration of an antidote such as fomepizol for blocking the metabolic transformation of alcohol into toxic products by alcohol dehydrogenase, along with symptomatic resuscitation measures and intravenous perfusions of sodium bicarbonate. In the most serious cases, haemodialysis should be systematically performed together with the antidote treatment.
||France; alcohols; health hazards; toxicology; aliphatic diols
||poisoning; sodium bicarbonate; renal dysfunction; methanol; ethylene glycol; symptoms; dyspnoea; blindness; resuscitation; antidote treatment; short-term exposure; long-term exposure; medical treatment; dialysis; encyclopaedia; data sheet; criteria document; enzyme inhibition
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)