Ethylene Glycol toxicity

Thanks Dr An Le for his presentation on ethylene glycol toxicity.




Key points:

  1. key ingredient in antifreeze and other industrial products
  2. any deliberate or significant ingestions are potentially lethal (>0.5ml/kg)
  3. produces characteristic toxidrome with CNS depression, metabolic raised anion gap raised osmolar gap acidosis and potentially renal failure
  4. antidote is ethanol
  5. disposition is usually to HDU

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