Which physical findings suggest ethylene glycol (EG) toxicity?

Updated: Dec 05, 2017
  • Author: Daniel C Keyes, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • After an adequate airway is ensured, monitor vital signs, including temperature.

  • Deep and rapid breathing may be Kussmaul respirations, which are indicative of severe metabolic acidosis.

  • Assess for altered mental status.


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