Severe Lactic Acidosis Associated with Burkitt's Lymphoma


Mumcuoglu H. , Elay G. , Bahar I. , GÜNDOĞAN K. , Coskun R.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, vol.6, no.2, pp.57-59, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/dcbybd.2015.759
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-59

Abstract

Lactic acidosis is a metabolic acidosis caused by either overproduction or underutilization of lactic acid. Overproduction of lactic acid, known as type A lactic acidosis, is frequent in critically ill patients with hypoperfusion states. Underutilization of lactic acid, known as type B lactic acidosis, is caused by many reasons, including hepatic and liver failure, thiamine deficiency, toxins, drugs, and certain malignancies such as lymphomas and leukemias. We report a patient with severe lactic acidosis and Burkitt's lymphoma without any signs of hypoperfusion that is relieved with chemotherapy.