Successful treatment of acute ethylene glycol poisoning with plasmapheresis

Autor(es): Bernscherer G,Prinz G

Resumo: The authors show the differential diagnostics, therapy and patomechanism of the ethylene glycol intoxication in connection with review of their young patient became acute paraparetical in consequence of the intoxication. In the therapy of the ethylene glycol intoxication, instead of the traditionally proved hemodialysis their patients was treated with great efficiency with plasmapheresis. The authors show the patomechanism of a patient came with atypical Guillain-Barré-Syndrome. In the hinterground of an acute paraparesis was an ethylene glycol intoxication identified. In the therapy of this intoxication their patients was treated with great efficiency with plasmapheresis instead of the traditionally proved haemodialysis. They touch upon the possibility of monitoring with gas chromatography of the patients plasmapheretised, and call attention the easy check of the sodium fluorescein content of the antifreeze additive therefore the rapid recognition of the intoxicated status.

Imprenta: Orvosi Hetilap, v. 139, n. 31, p. 1857-1859, 1998

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1556/650.1998.08.02

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Viral infections

Data de publicação: 1998