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Evaluating Patient for Propylene Glycol Toxicity

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for possible propylene glycol toxicity.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T50.9

Description:

Propylene glycol is used in many parenteral medications and as a food additive. Toxicity may occur if large quantities of parenteral medications are administered or certain foods are ingested in a short period. Diagnosis of an affected patient requires a high level of clinical suspicion.

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