A FORGOTTEN CRISIS
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Poisoning due to mixing methanol with regular alcohol causes thousands of deaths, braindamages and blindness worldwide every year
It affects people in all ages –children, adults and elderly–with the majority being young adults in employable ages
The mainbulk of poisonings are thought to pass unnoticed, thus no good data exists, but fatalities are high-and seem to be rising
Effective treatment exists for metabolic acidosis, bu tdiagnosis for poisoning by methanol is difficult, and analyzes are rarely available in a timely manner, especially in the poorer regions
Orphan Diagnostics founders have done state-of-the-art research, world-wide training sessions and on-site support during methanol poisoning outbreaks for 30 years
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