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Alternative Names Return to topIntoxication - methanol
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Methanol intoxication is poisoning caused by ingestion of methanol (often called wood alcohol). Methanol poisoning produces a profound metabolic acidosis that can cause blindness and can destroy the kidneys and other organs.
(See methanol overdose and acidosis.)Update Date: 10/31/2006 Updated by: Eric Perez, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.