Unwell after drinking homemade alcohol – A case of ethylene glycol poisoning

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Laher, A.E.; Goldstein, L.N.; Wells, M.D.; Dufourq, N.; Moodley, P.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: African Journal of Emergency Medicine,volume 3,issue 2,pages71-74 (issn: 2211-419X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.afjem.2012.10.002
  • Subject: Raised anion gap metabolic acidosis | R | Raised osmolar gap | R5-920 | Homemade alcohol | Medicine (General) | Ethylene glycol poisoning | Medicine | High index of suspicion

Introduction: Delayed treatment of ethylene glycol poisoning can have catastrophic consequences that may result in death. Case report: Three young men presented to the Emergency Centre (EC) with a main complaint of feeling unwell after consuming “homemade alcohol”. A... View more
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