The diagnosis of toxic alcohols is a particularly controversial topic, based on recent evidence that the osmolal gap has a fairly awful sensitivity and specificity. This chapter describes an approach to toxic alcohol diagnosis which doesn't depend on the osmolal gap. Although this may seem radical, this strategy has been previously recommended by other authors (Koyfman et al 2018 & Gussow 2019).
The IBCC chapter is located here.
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