Electrocardiographic findings of methanol toxicity: a cross-sectional study of 356 cases in Iran

Methanol is widely used in industry; however, methanol poisoning is not common. In this regard, a number of outbreaks have been recently reported due to inappropriate processing of alcoholic beverages. Shiraz,...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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OBJECTIVES: Methanol poisoning is still one of the major causes of mortality due to intoxication because of the challenging diagnosis and late hospital admissions. We aimed to evaluate epidemiological data, clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, tr...
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Dear editor: Methanol ingestion can be a highly lethal poisoning; methanol is metabolised to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are extremely toxic to the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract leading to a triad of visual impairment, gast...
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BACKGROUND: Methanol, an industrial solvent, can cause illness and death if ingested. In June 2017, the Uganda Ministry of Health was notified of a cluster of deaths which occurred after drinking alcohol. We investigated to determine the cause of outbreak,...
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Conclusion: This outbreak was caused by drinking a locally distilled alcohol adulterated with methanol from wholesaler X. We recommended enforcing existing laws governing alcohol manufacture and sale. We recommended timely intravenous administration of ethanol to methanol poisoning victims. PMID: 32405303 [PubMed - in process]
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