A paradoxical effect of bronchodilators.


Lactic acidosis previously has been reported during treatment of asthma with beta-2 agonists. However, this metabolic disturbance never had any clinical consequence. We report a case of a patient with asthma in whom beta-2 agonist administration increased dyspnea by metabolic acidosis due to a sharp increase in lactate levels (hyperlactatemia) and led to… (More)


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@article{Maury1997APE, title={A paradoxical effect of bronchodilators.}, author={Emilie Maury and Vincent Ioos and B Lepecq and Bertand Guidet and Georges Offenstadt}, journal={Chest}, year={1997}, volume={111 6}, pages={1766-7} }