Table 2

Summary of toxic alcohol ingestions without elevated osmolal gap

Age

Gender

Alcohol and glycol serum concentration

Clinical history

Anion gap

Osmolal gap


2

M

Methanol 12 mg/dL

Ingestion of small amount of windshield fluid, brought quickly to emergency room

16

-5


19

F

Ethylene glycol 18 mg/dL

Intentional ingestion of ~4 ounces of antifreeze 12 hours prior to presentation

28

2


24

F

Ethylene glycol 89 mg/dL

Intentional ingestion of unknown amount of antifreeze unknown time before presentation

27

5


32

M

Ethylene glycol 44 mg/dL

Ethanol 113 mg/dL

Accidental ingestion of antifreeze 45 mins prior to emergency room visit

Not determined

6


39

F

Ethylene glycol 30 mg/dL

Ethanol 83 mg/dL

Intentional ingestion of 8 ounces of antifreeze 6 hours prior to presentation

15

7


40

M

Ethylene glycol 27 mg/dL

Ethanol 202 mg/dL

Intentional ingestion of 4-5 "mouthfuls" of antifreeze unknown time before presentation

17

7


44

F

Ethylene glycol 32 mg/dL

Ethanol 270 mg/dL

Intentional ingestion of 1 cup of antifreeze 1 hour prior to presentation

15

-1


Krasowski et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2012 12:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-12-1

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