What is the role of formaldehyde in the pathogenesis of metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Formaldehyde is responsible for the optic nerve and CNS toxicity, while the increase in AG is from formic acid and from lactic acid and ketoacid accumulation.


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