What causes 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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Answer

Causes of ethylene glycol poisoning include the following:

  • Suicide attempts

  • Unintentional ingestions (mainly observed in children)

  • Workplace beverage-container mix-ups


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