What is D-lactic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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D-lactic acidosis is a form of lactic acidosis that occurs from overproduction of D-lactate by intestinal bacteria. It is observed in association with intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndromes. D-lactate is not measured routinely when lactate levels are ordered and must be requested specifically when such cases are suspected.


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