An unusual presentation of methanol poisoning

Suha TURMEN, Umut ERYİĞİT, Aynur SAHİN, Seda MENTESE, Abdulkadir GUNDUZ
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Abstract


Methanol is a substance possessing high toxicity even in small quantities. It may lead to intracerebral hemorrhage, blindness and death. Methanol poisoning generally takes place as result of oral ingestion, but may rarely occur through inhalation or transdermally. Persons may be exposed to methanol because of illegal alcohol beverage producers or alternative medicine providers. A 55-year-old male with methanol poisoning as a result of rubbing a self-prepared mixture of methylated spirit and aspirin on his shoulder with the aim of alleviating pain was described in this case report. Emergency physicians should remember that patients presenting with visual problems, altered awareness and impaired balance may have methanol poisoning.

J. Exp. Clin. Med., 2013; 30:367-368

Keywords


Accidental; methanol; poisoning; transdermal

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367-368


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5835/jecm.omu.30.04.019

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