Diagnostic dilemma: Rare case of recurrent d-lactic acidosis leading to recurrent acute cardiac failure

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

d-Lactic acidosis is a rare form of anion gap acidosis and requires a high index of suspicion for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. We report a rare case of short bowel syndrome with recurrent episodes of antibiotic-induced d-lactic acidosis with the presentation of transient severe left ventricular failure. The patient's cardiac function returned to normal with the resolution of acidosis under conservative management and a low carbohydrate diet. d-Lactic acidosis has been known to be associated with only neurological symptoms, and cardiac failure has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acidosis, lactic heart failure short bowel syndrome

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Diagnostic dilemma: Rare case of recurrent d-lactic acidosis leading to recurrent acute cardiac failure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this