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Intensive care medicine

Transient non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema following massive ingestion of ethylene glycol butyl ether.


PMID 1430593

Abstract

A case of acute poisoning with ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE) is reported in a chronic alcohol abuser. On admission the 53-year-old patient was comatose with metabolic acidosis, shock, and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema confirmed by haemodynamic study. Following supportive treatment and haemodialysis the outcome was favorable. The relationship between respiratory failure and EGBE is examined.