Tag Lactic acidosis
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Lactic Acidosis Evaluation

increased lactate production (including enhanced pyruvate production, reduced pyruvate conversion to CO2 & water or glucose, or preferential conversion of pyruvate to lactate)

an obscure acidosis…

The Case. 64 year old male attends your ED with a complaint for 3 months of progressive weakness, however over the past 7 days he has had multiples falls secondary to his ‘legs just completely giving way’.  You note on…