Saturday, August 24, 2019

Hematuria in alcohol poisoning

Q: Hematuria is more common in? (select one) 

A) methanol poisoning 
B) ethylene glycol poisoning

Answer: B

Ethylene glycol toxicity can be divided into three phases: 

  • CNS toxicity phase 
  • Cardiopulmonary toxicity phase 
  • Renal toxicity phase 

Although the presence of calcium oxalate crystals in the urine may appear very early in ethylene glycol toxicity - flank pain, oliguria, proteinuria, hematuria, crystalluria, and elevated serum BUN and creatinine happened very late in the poisoning.



Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341: (last retrieved on August 4, 2019)

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