What causes 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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Most cases of lactic acidosis are due to tissue hypoxia (eg, from shock). Less commonly, underlying disease (eg, diabetic ketoacidosis), drugs, or toxins may be the cause. [19]


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