Severe metabolic acidosis is associated with poor prognosis. We present a patient with profound alcohol and starvation-related combined lactic and keto acidosis (lactate = 29 mM; pH = 6.83) who made a good recovery following 18 hours of intensive care therapy. A brief summary of the proposed mechanism by which these metabolic derangements develop is presented.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Severe metabolic acidosis in an alcoholic|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 2008|
- Acidosis, Lactic
- Intensive Care
- Middle Aged