Question - What characterizes isopropanol intoxication?
Answer- The cited article notes “Isopropanol intoxication is classically characterized by rapid-onset inebriation, followed by hemorrhagic gastritis that results from the toxic effect of isopropanol on the gastrointestinal tract. A hallmark feature is the presence of ketones in the urine and serum, which is solely due to acetone, without metabolic acidosis.” (Fenves AZ et al. Case 13-2019: A 54 year old man with alcohol withdrawal and altered mental status. 2019 NEJM 380:1657-1665)