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Indications for Hemodialysis in a Patient with Methanol Poisoning Being Treated with Fomepizole

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Hemodialysis may aid in the rapid clearance of toxic levels of methanol. Certain clinical or laboratory findings can identify a patient who may benefit from the procedure. These indications are for patients who have been started therapy with fomepizole, an inhibitor of alcohol dehydrogenase that blocks metabolism of the methanol to formaldehyde and formic acid.

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