Early recognition of malignant lactic acidosis in clinical practice: report on 6 patients with haematological malignancies.

@article{Raes2012EarlyRO,
  title={Early recognition of malignant lactic acidosis in clinical practice: report on 6 patients with haematological malignancies.},
  author={E A De Raes and Dominique D Benoit and Pieter O. Depuydt and Fritz C. Offner and Joke Nollet and Anna Vantilborgh and Eva Steel and Lucien A. Noens and Johan Decruyenaere},
  journal={Acta clinica Belgica},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={347-51}
}
BACKGROUND Malignant lactic acidosis is a potentially overlooked but life-threatening complication in patients with haematological malignancies. The aim of this study is to describe the features of six patients with malignant lactic acidosis and to discuss how its initial presentation can be differentiated from that of severe sepsis. METHODS We prospectively collected data of all consecutive patients with haematological malignancies, admitted to the Ghent University Hospital Intensive Care… CONTINUE READING