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Lactic acidosis

Etiology

  • Tissue hypoxia, eg, cardiogenic, septic, or hemorrhagic shock; seizure; carbon monoxide or cyanide poisoning
  • Hepatic or renal failure
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Diabetes, especially with metformin use
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Infection
  • Leukemia or lymphoma
  • Drugs: ethanol, methanol, salicylates, isoniazid
  • AIDS
  • Idiopathic

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Lactic Acidosis." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114268/all/Lactic_acidosis.
Zeiger RF. Lactic acidosis. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114268/all/Lactic_acidosis. Accessed April 26, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Lactic acidosis. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114268/all/Lactic_acidosis
Zeiger RF. Lactic Acidosis [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114268/all/Lactic_acidosis.
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