When is caution indicated in the correction of lactic acidosis and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In lactic acidosis and diabetic ketoacidosis, the organic anion can regenerate bicarbonate when the underlying disorder is corrected, and caution must be exercised in trying to correct the acidosis with bicarbonate therapy, unless the pH is less than 7.0-7.1.


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