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Caspian J Intern Med 2015, 6(3): 180-183 Back to browse issues page
A Case of Methanol Poisoning leading to prolonged respirator dependency with conseqent blindness and irreversible brain damages
Aliasghar Manuchehri, Ebrahim Alijanpour *, Mohsen Daghmechi, Naser Ghaeminan, Seyed Hasan Abedi, Novin Nikbakhsh, Seyed AliMohammad Ghazi Mir Saeed, Neda Amani
Babol University of Medical Sciences , alijanpoura@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (7583 Views)

 Background: Methanol is a colorless and poisonous liquid that is commonly used as an industrial and household solvent. Methanol poisoning is a rare but extremely hazardous form of in toxication that affects the central nervous system and causes visual disorder, drowsiness, seizures and coma.

 Case Presentation: A 29-years-old man with methanol intoxication presented with drowsiness and acidosis with subsequent brain hemorrhage requiring prolong mechanical ventilation resulted in persistent visual impairment and disequilibrium.

 Conclusion: Prolonged mechanical ventilation in patients with methanol intoxication may be assouated with irreversible brain damage.

 

Keywords: Methanol Poisoning, Computed Tomography, Ventilation
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Internal
Received: 2015/06/22 | Accepted: 2015/06/22 | Published: 2015/06/22
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Manuchehri A, Alijanpour E, Daghmechi M, Ghaeminan N, Abedi S H, Nikbakhsh N, et al . A Case of Methanol Poisoning leading to prolonged respirator dependency with conseqent blindness and irreversible brain damages. Caspian J Intern Med. 2015; 6 (3) :180-183
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