Peak serum concentration in 1–4 hr
Half-life, 2.5–4.5 hr
<20% excreted unmetabolized by kidneys
Metabolized by hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenas...
Bring containers of all possible substances ingested.
Monitor airway and CNS depression.
Dermal decontamination of an ethylene glycol chemical spill by removal of clothing and jewe...
All patients with significant ethylene glycol ingestion, even if initially asymptomatic
ICU admission for seriously ill patients, metabolic acidosis, and renal fa...
An osmol gap <10 mmol/L does not rule out an ethylene glycol exposure.
Administer fomepizole immediately and confirm exposure with a serum concentration for patients with an elev...
Leikin J, Paloucek F. Ethylene glycol. Fomepizole. Alcohol. In: Leikin JB, Paloucek F, eds. Leikin and Paloucek's Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook. 4th ed. Boca Raton, FL: Le...
T52.8X1A Toxic effect of organic solvents, accidental, init
T52.8X2A Toxic effect of organic solvents, self-harm, init
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