Methanol Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Kalyani Korabathina, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of methanol intoxication include the following:

  • Arsenic poisoning

  • Cocaine poisoning

  • Inhalant poisoning

  • Complex partial seizures

  • Ethylene glycol intoxication

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Pseudoseizure

  • Any cause of altered mental status with acidosis and potential cardiovascular collapse

Differential Diagnoses