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I have received several letters concerning alcohol (isopropyl and ethanol) intoxication as a cause of high concentrations of blood acetone. As Drs Van de Graaff and Thompson have emphasized, this is certainly more common than cyanide intoxication. I believe it is useful to add these intoxications to the small but significant causes of a high concentration of blood acetone.
Berlin CM. Isopropyl Alcohol Intoxication-Reply. Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(5):826. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630290106042