Survival after ethylene glycol poisoning in a patient with an arterial pH of 6.58

Tareg A. Bey, Frank G. Walter, Raquel L. Gibly, Sam T. James, Laleh Gharahbaghian

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-168
Number of pages2
JournalVeterinary and Human Toxicology
Volume44
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Bey, T. A., Walter, F. G., Gibly, R. L., James, S. T., & Gharahbaghian, L. (2002). Survival after ethylene glycol poisoning in a patient with an arterial pH of 6.58. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 44(3), 167-168.