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Solvent abuse, toluene acidosis and diabetic ketoacidosis.
  1. J H Brown,
  2. D R Hadden,
  3. D S Hadden
  1. Sir George E. Clark Metabolic Unit, Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


    Solvent abuse in adolescents and young adults has been reported to cause a metabolic acidosis with a normal or increased anion gap (Streicher et al., 1981; Voights & Kaufman, 1983, Anonymous, 1988). We report a particularly severe clinical problem produced by the combination of toluene intoxication and diabetic ketoacidosis.

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