What is the role of methanol in the pathogenesis of metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Methanol ingestion is associated with the development of a high-AG metabolic acidosis. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase to formaldehyde and then to formic acid.


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