This ethylene glycol poisoning case had a blood pH of 6.58 and severe hypothermia (30.9 C). The patient received supportive care with dialysis and ethanol therapy. He survived in his premorbid state after 23 days in the hospital. A similar case survived ethylene glycol poisoning neurologically intact with an initial pH of 6.46. Although severe acidosis in the presence of serious illness is usually associated with a poor prognosis, our case emphasized the importance of aggressive supportive care and antidotal therapy for ethylene glycol poisoning even when there is a low pH.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Veterinary and Human Toxicology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis