Monday, September 28, 2015

Q: All of the following can be parts of Ethylene Glycol toxicity except?

A) Intubation

B) Gastric lavage
C) Ethanol
D) Hemodialysis 
E) Fomepizole 

Answer: E

"Parent Alcohols" i.e., methanol and ethylene glycol get rapidly and fully absorbed after ingestion therefore mechanical maneuvers like activated charcoal, gastric lavage, or syrup of ipecac have no benefit in these toxic alcohol ingestions.

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