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1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey  
2 Department of Surgery, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey  
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey  
JEMCR 2018; 9: -



Introduction: A paint thinner is a solvent used to dilute oil-based paints in the industry and at home. Misuse among adolescents is common worldwide.


Case Report: We report a case of metabolic acidosis in a 30-year-old male patient who inhaled a paint thinner and who presented to our emergency department with nausea, vomiting, and clouding of consciousness.


Conclusion: Metabolic acidosis due to thinner inhalation is a rare clinical condition. This report aimed to describe metabolic acidosis associated with thinner abuse and its treatment.


Cite this article as: Kalkan A, Yeniocak S, Öztürk M, Hut A, Uzun Ö. A Rare Case of Metabolic Acidosis Associated with Paint Thinner Abuse.  J Emerg Med Case Rep 2018; 9: 36-37.

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