Tag Isopropanol


Isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) causes the same effects as ethanol but is more potent. Commonly found in hand sanitisers, disinfectants, solvents, window cleaners and perfumes. Classically it causes an elevated osmolar gap without an anion gap and the patient smells of acetone. Fortunately care is largely supportive.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Toxic Alcohol Ingestion

Highlights and pearls on toxic alcohol ingestion from the EBMedicine article, "Toxic Alcohols: Not Always A Clear-Cut Diagnosis"