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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Tennant, I. ; Crawford-Sykes, A. ; Ward, L. ; Thesiger, C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Ethylene glycol poisoning following ingestion of brake fluid
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
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Date of Publication
2006
Volume ID
55
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
286-7
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Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v55n4/a13v55n4.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
Notes
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Abstract
A 32-year old male, with a history of depression and previous suicide attempts, was brought to hospital comatose after ingestion of brake fluid. He developed severe metabolic acidosis with an increased anion gap, hypotension, seizures and mild renal impairment. He required intensive care treatment for ventilatory and inotropic support. The clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of this unusual poison are discussed.....
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