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Criteria for the Diagnosis of D-Lactic Acidosis

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

D-lactic acidosis is a form of lactic acidosis caused by the accumulation of the D-isomer of lactate rather than the L-isomer produced as part of human metabolism. It occurs when carbohydrate in the gut is metabolized by an abnormal colonic bacterial flora. There is generation of D-lactate which is absorbed and causes a metabolic acidosis with encephalopathy.

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