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Indications for Hemodialysis in a Patient with Ethylene Glycol Poisoning Being Treated with Fomepizole

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Hemodialysis may aid in the rapid clearance of toxic levels of ethylene glycol. Certain clinical or laboratory findings can identify a patient who may benefit from the procedure. These indications are for patients being treated with fomepizole, an inhibitor of alcohol dehydrogenase that blocks metabolism of the ethylene glycol to glycolic and oxalic acids.

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