Photographic Submission

Urinary Fluorescence after Ethylene Glycol Ingestion

Matthew D. Sztajnkrycer, MD, PhD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester MN 55905
Phone: (507) 255-6501
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Int J Med Toxicol 2002; 5(3): 22

Although of limited diagnostic utility, Wood's lamp examination is still recommended as a rapid adjunctive diagnostic test in the early evaluation of suspected ethylene glycol ingestion. The urine is decanted from a urinal, to avoid confounding fluorescence from plastic containers.

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