Methanol Toxicity Questions & Answers

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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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is methanol toxicity?

How does methanol toxicity affect vision?

Which movement disorders are associated with methanol toxicity?

What is the prognosis of methanol toxicity?

What is the pathogenesis of methanol toxicity?

Which patient groups are at highest risk of unintentional methanol toxicity?

Presentation

What is the time course of methanol toxicity?

What are the neurologic signs and symptoms of methanol toxicity?

What are the visual signs and symptoms of methanol toxicity?

Which physical findings are characteristic of methanol toxicity?

What are the ocular findings characteristic of methanol toxicity?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of methanol toxicity?

What are the differential diagnoses for Methanol Toxicity?

Workup

What is the role of a renal profile in the workup of methanol toxicity?

What is the role of osmolar gap testing in the workup of methanol toxicity?

What is the prevalence of hemorrhagic pancreatitis in methanol toxicity?

What test is performed to definitively diagnose methanol toxicity?

What is the role of electroretinography and visual evoked response in the workup of methanol toxicity?

What part of the brain is affected by methanol toxicity?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of methanol toxicity?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of methanol toxicity?

Treatment

How is methanol toxicity treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with methanol toxicity?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of methanol toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class Antidotes, Other are used in the treatment of Methanol Toxicity?