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How is methanol poisoning diagnosed?

As many people ingest methanol for inebriation or as part of a suicide attempt, diagnosis is usually not necessary, as the affected people already know the cause of their condition. For those who may unknowingly consume methanol, they may be diagnosed based on their symptoms and through blood tests. When it is not already known that methanol is the cause of your symptoms, diagnosis can be difficult, as methanol poisoning is rather rare and can be misdiagnosed as more common alcohol intoxication.

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What causes methanol poisoning?
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Is there a cure for methanol poisoning?
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