Lactic acidosis secondary to metformin overdose: a case report

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INTRODUCTION Metformin is a commonly used treatment modality in type 2 diabetes mellitus, with a well documented side effect of lactic acidosis. In the intensive care setting lactate and pH levels are regularly used as a useful predictor of poor prognosis. In this article we highlight how high lactate levels are not an accurate predictor of mortality in… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-6-230

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