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Methanol Opticaltoxic Neuropathy in Alcoholic Patient: Case Report

Volume 4 - Issue 2

Celmir de Oliveira Vilaça1, Marco Antônio Araujo Leite1, Pietra Moreira Vieira2, Fernanda Correa Chaves3, Rossano KA Fiorelli3, Carlos Eduardo Cardoso3 and Marco Orsini*3

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    • 1Division of Neurology, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil
    • 2Faculty of Medicine, Vassouras University, Brazil
    • 3Professional Master in Applied Health Sciences, Vassouras University, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Marco Orsini, Rua Tavares de Macedo, 95/902. CEP 24220-215, Icaraí, Niterói-RJ, Brazil

Received: April 21, 2018;   Published: May 07,2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.001036

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Abstract

The optic neuropathy due to methanol poisoning is a toxic neuropathy most frequently observed in developing countries. It is characterized by acute loss of visual function around 12 to 24 hours after ingestion of methanol. We report a patient with sudden visual loss after deliberate ingestion of methanol seen in a chemical dependency unit of Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil.

Keywords: Methanol; Vitamin B12; Alcoholism

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