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Letters Ethylene glycol intoxication

Fomepizole and ethanol for treating ethylene glycol poisoning

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g70
  1. David Preiss, clinical senior lecturer in metabolic medicine1
  1. 1BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK
  1. david.preiss{at}

Oostvogels and colleagues rightly point out that ethylene glycol metabolites can interfere with lactate measurement in some blood gas analysers, and that ethylene glycol intake must be considered in the presence of unexplained lactic acidosis.1

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