Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 249--251

A rare presentation of methanol toxicity


Nikhil Gupta, Ajinkya Ashok Sonambekar, Sunil Kumar Daksh, Laxmikant Tomar 
 Department of Medicine, UCMS and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nikhil Gupta
C158, Pushpanjali enclave, Pitampura, Delhi-110034
India

Methanol is a highly toxic alcohol resembling ethanol in smell and taste. Methanol poisoning is a lethal form of poisoning that can cause severe metabolic acidosis, visual disturbances, and neurological deficit. Brain lesions typically described in methanol toxicity are in the form of hemorrhagic and non-hemorrhagic necrosis of the basal ganglia and sub-cortical white matter. To our knowledge, lesions in the parietal, temporal, or frontal areas of cerebrum and cerebellar hemispheres have been rarely reported so far. We herewith report this rare presentation.


How to cite this article:
Gupta N, Sonambekar AA, Daksh SK, Tomar L. A rare presentation of methanol toxicity.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2013;16:249-251


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Gupta N, Sonambekar AA, Daksh SK, Tomar L. A rare presentation of methanol toxicity. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Jun 20 ];16:249-251
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