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

Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Anjan Trikha

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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