DAVID L. COWEN, M.D.
Methanol poisoning has been reported as a cause of death and blindness (1-3). Various forms of therapy have been reported with survival of otherwise moribund patients (1, 4, 5). Recovery and return of vision from a blind, critically ill state has not been reported previously. The case of a patient successfully treated by renal dialysis with return of vision is presented along with a brief summary of the development of therapy for this disorder.
A 30-year-old white male entered the hospital at 11:40 the morning of October 18, 1962. He had been drinking from an unlabeled bottle the
COWEN DL. Extracorporeal Dialysis in Methanol Poisoning. Ann Intern Med. ;61:134–135. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-1-134
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(1):134-135.
Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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