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How does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Does not: At least not in humans. Ethylene glycol is metabolized to a number of toxic compounds that can damage kidney, brain and heart. In animals particularly... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Least of troubles: Ethylene glycol causes death by acidfying the body and producing crystals in the brain and kidney; there are problem direct toxic effects on some of t... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Life is short: Many things are possible in life. Haven't heard of anyone having automobile anaphylaxis. Life is short, so we take our chances or miss out on lots of ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Fix your car: Clearly something in your car is making you ill. It could be a wide variety of chemicals as well as mold or even high EMF's. Without knowing what it i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
No, but that is the: Most common source. Other sources are brake fluids, acrylic paints, primer and even shoe polish. But because the antifreeze tastes sweet and the oth... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The "ol" on the ends: Basically means that both compounds are alcohols. But there are many, many alcohols that are used in various products. The more dangerous of the 2 i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Saturation of the: Enzyme (alcohol dehydrogenase) that breaks down the ethylene gycol into it's more toxic metabolites.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes, if early: Ethylene glycol is broken down by alcohol dehydrogenase into toxic metabolites. Once that happens, alcohol won't work. The idea is that the alcohol ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dangerous!: Ethylene glycol is an extremely dangerous poison which can cause death and permanent brain and other organ damage when taken even in small quantities;... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fact: Alcohol is the traditional treatment for ethylene glycol poisoning; it is rarely used anymore because there are safer alternatives. There are still n... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If good ventilation,: should not be a problem. Always discuss with your doctor as well.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nut... Read More

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