Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with alcohol toxicity?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Michael D Levine, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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For patients with ethanol intoxication who appear to have issues with dependence or abuse, consider referral to an alcohol detoxification facility. Consult a toxicologist for all known or suspected cases of isopropanol, methanol, or ethylene glycol ingestion. If a toxicologist is not immediately available at the medical center where the patient is located, the regional poison control center can be contacted at (800) 222-1222.

Consult a nephrologist for any known or suspected cases of methanol or ethylene glycol intoxication to assist in the decision making for hemodialysis.


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