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Am J Emerg Med. 1988 Mar;6(2):134-6.

Severe metabolic acidosis secondary to exertional hyperlactemia.

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Emergency Department, United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301.

Abstract

A case is presented of severe metabolic acidosis in a previously healthy man. The cause was attributed to lactic acidosis secondary to exertion. Although lactic acid is commonly produced with increased physical activity, it is usually cleared and buffered rapidly. The pathophysiology of lactic acidosis is discussed.

PMID:
2833286
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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