A case of methylene chloride poisoning due to ingestion of home-distilled alcohol and potential new treatment with ethanol infusion

Joseph Vetro, Zeff Koutsogiannis, Daryl A. Jones, Jane Canestra

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We describe a case of a 51-year-old man who ingested methylene chloride and presented with the classical clinical features. He developed an acute abdomen that required repeated laparotomy. The effect of an ethanol infusion on carboxyhaemoglobin concentrations in this case was also of interest and could potentially be a new treatment modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalCritical Care and Resuscitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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