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What other conditions may resemble methanol poisoning?

The diagnosis of methanol poisoning may be difficult because it may resemble other types of poisoning. The initial state of drunkenness that occurs may resemble ethanol intoxication, but vision problems may make this condition distinguishable from methanol poisoning. A detailed patient history and review of total symptoms, especially visual impairment, help to make a definitive diagnosis. Prompt treatment for methanol poisoning with dialysis and fomepizole should begin in even suspected cases to prevent permanent damage.

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