- Failure of the physician to recognize severe poisoning despite the latent period.
- Failure to diagnose methanol toxicity at all.
- Delayed patient presentation.
Post Mortem Findings
Hyperaemia, congestion and inflammation of the mucus membrane of the stomach and intestine. Patchy submucus hemorrhagic spots. Fat necrosis in peritoneum. Brain with its meninges will be congested and edematous.
Congested and edematous Desquamation of bronchial epithelium Emphysema
- Showing parenchymatous degeneration
- Necrosis and Hemorrhage
- Bladder mucosa congested
- Degenerative changes n corneal epithelium.
- Oedema of optic discs
- Optic nerve atrophy
Cloudy changes in the myocardium
- Shrinkage and degeneration of parietal cortical neurons
- Putamental degeneration and necrosis
- Sponginess and hemorrhage in optic chiasma
- Kidney congested
- Renal tubular degeneration with patchy necrosis
- Severe congestion of peritubular capillaries
- Moderate glomerular capillary dilation and congestion
- Mild endothelial swelling
- Mild mesangial proliferation
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