Raisa Altaf Malik


ABSTRACTMethanol poisoning although a rare entity, but has life threatening outcomes due to its highly toxic effects on body. It may be ingested accidentally or may be with suicidal intentions as well as habitual. Methanol intoxication leads to metabolic acidosis, neurological damage resulting in extrapyramidal symptoms, blindness and coma. According to our knowledge the MRI findings of methanol poisoning have been described in only few literatures. Therefore we present a case of one such patient who presented to emergency department with Altered level of consciousness, drowsiness and vomiting. His MRI Brain revealed typical features of methanol poisoning.   Key words: methanol intoxication, Putamen Hemorrhage, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, neurological damage.

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